Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Getting out and about...

Here's some observational work done for Mahoney's portfolio development class. These first two were done without taking the pen off the paper and then colored digitally. It was interesting experimenting with color schemes and the various moods created.


This week I drew for under an hour at Urimbirra wildlife park in Victor Harbor. Both were sketched straight with pen, but the color for the birds was a pre-done acrylics wash, while the kangaroos were colored digitally. I was so close to the animals, I had to constantly stop the kangaroos from nibbling at my paper, and its pretty enthralling having bug-eyed emus literally hovering above your paper while you draw. All in all it was great fun. I'd like to go back through these studies and experiment with pushing the anatomy and such for more interesting designs, that's something I'm striving to improve on. Bye for now.