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Back to the Basics| Nose Studies

Today’s lesson was learning how to draw/paint “Noses” by Aaron Blaise. The course was about 30 minutes long, which you can see the progress I did during the course on the top of the image below. After the lesson, I gave myself some homework to continue the study by grabbing references from Google to try and reinforce everything that I had learned. The bottom six images were all made after the course, and took me a couple of hours to complete, probably 3+ hours in length.

I can already see a major improvement in my work, and I’m very excited to continue my studies and hone my skills as an artist.

I hope that you guys like how this course study of noses turned out, and thank you very much for checking out my work!!ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Noses Practice

Back to the Basics| Eye Studies

I’ve just finished working on my study on drawing/painting eyes from the anatomy course by Aaron Blaise. Granted, the lesson didn’t include how to paint skin, so, I sorta did my best on what I could with that.

The actual eye for the lesson is on the top left, all of the other eyes were done by grabbing reference images off of google and trying to implement what I learned through the course into drawing these eyes I found as my references. I believe that I learned quite a bit during this short course, and I believe that the more I practice working on this, the better I’ll get at it.

I hope that you guys like my progress that I did during my course study, and thank you very much for checking out my work! ๐Ÿ™‚

By the way, during the course, the only real eye that I worked on was the one on the top left, the reason I decided to do more is simply that, I didn’t think that it was enough to just do the lesson, but that I should give myself homework exercises to help me better understand what I just learned by putting all the info I gained into practice. Honestly, I could do more, but I figured that these would suffice for now, and as I move on through the courses, I’ll be sure to touch up on more eyes as I go. ^^

Eye Practice

Back to the Basics|Skull Studies

I’ve decided that for right now I’ve learned all that I can on my own learning how to draw/paint the human figure. I’ve decided to go back to the basics of when I first started learning by going over my course that I purchased two years ago from one of my top favorite artist’s, Aaron Blaise.

I honestly can’t believe it’s been about two years since I last really studied drawing people and characters. I probably would be a lot better and proficient had I kept up the studies, but, sometimes I get to a point where I get seriously burnt out, and bored… not the best combo, and the way I tend to remedy that is by taking what I’ve learned thus far and try and set out on my own to try and learn some more by practicingย  drawing people from life, photos, and anything else I can find. Well, I’ll admit, I have learned a lot, some good, and some bad, and I believe that I’m at a point where I seriously need to go back and go through my studies again. Hopefully, now that I’ve gone through and done my own personal studies, I’ll be able to go back through the courses and be able to get even more out of them than I did the first time around.

To compare where I am at now currently, here is a previous skull study that I did with Aaron from two years ago. The studies are exactly the same one’s, but now I have two years of practice under my belt. And to be honest, I was able to go through the course this time around much easier than I did before, and I thought it was funny when I wrote how difficult it was before, and now, it’s not so much difficult, as it is trying to be more observant and think critically about the structure underneath the skin of the human figure.

New Skull Study:

Skull Practice

Previous Skull Study (2016):

2016 Skull Study

 

Cinderella Drawing|New Art Series

Working on a series of art pieces where I will be taking iconic cartoons/animation characters and creating them as semi-realistic characters. The first character that I’m working on, is, believe it or not, something that I’ve had the idea for for some time, and that is Cinderella. Not sure why I wanted to do a princess, but, why the heck not. It’s going to be a fun series, and I seriously look forward to working on it!ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope you like the sketch that I’ve made of Cinderella so far, and I look forward to showing you all the next update of this painting! ^^

Cinderella Sketch

 

First Art Commission!

So, about a week or so ago, I received my very first art commission! I was very nervous to accept it, much less, start the initial drawing.

Once I had accepted the payment for the painting, I immediately got to work on it. I was careful not to rush it, or try to speed through it in any way. I wanted to ensure that I put in all the effort I could into making it into a great painting.

The commission I was given was to create a painting from a portrait of this neat lady, Angie, and her best friend, whom she received not too long ago, Abe. I really liked this idea, and thought that it would be a fun piece to work on. Though this painting was a lot of fun to create, it was also very challenging, as I have never made a piece with an animal and a person in the same canvas. After some time trying different ideas and techniques, I believe I managed to pull it off pretty well.

I made sure to continuously show my client updates when I finished each stage, that way she knew exactly what she was getting, and if there were any aspects of the painting she wanted me to correct. I continued this process till I got to the finished product, and once I showed it to her, she said that she really liked it, which was absolute music to my ears!

Now, the next step in this commission is to finally go and get it printed!! I am very excited to see how this painting will look in a physical copy. I will definitely show you guys how the print looks in the next post, so be sure to stay tuned in for that!

So, that’s all that I have for now. I really hope that you guys like how this painting turned out, and how the print will turn out. Thank you everyone for taking the time to read this post, and if you like what you’ve read, and if you enjoy my art, which you can check out in my gallery, definitely be sure to subscribe if you haven’t already. I love to create new art for you guys to enjoy, and to hear what you think!

Till next time, I hope you all have a great and wonderful weekend!!Abe and Angie Commission Painting.jpg

Studies [Drawing Hands]

Been working on studying drawing/painting hands, which is definitely a weakness of mine. Hands are so expressive, and can convey a lot of emotion, and if you don’t draw them right, I notice that it can throw the whole scene off. So, instead of trying to “hide” the hands in my drawings, I really want to get good at practicing them so when I need to draw a hand or two in a painting I’m working on, I can convey them correctly.

Still have a lot of work to do, but I suppose we all need to start somewhere! ^^ I hope you like how this turned out, and thanks for checking out my work! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Getting Art Prints Made!

Hey what’s up everyone, I hope you are all having a great weekend so far!ย ๐Ÿ™‚

I have some exciting news to share with you guys, that I hope you guys will enjoy.ย I’ve finally started to seriously get into getting prints made of my artwork, and just last week I had two of my art pieces printed out in a 16×20 matte art prints. I also had those art prints put into some frames so I could get them mounted on my wall in my bedroom.

I’m very pleased with how well the prints turned out, and I’m stoked at how great they look when you frame them.

I’m thinking about the possibility of opening up my own personal shop, and getting a professional photographer to take some photos of my prints with/without the frame, that way you guys know exactly what to expect if you ever decide to get one of my prints for yourselves, or for a friend or family member.

Oh, and since I’m not a professional photographer, I hope that you will please pardon the picture quality of me taking some pictures of two of the art prints I had done, but I wanted to at least give you guys an idea of how these prints actually turned out.

Hope you guys enjoy!

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A Horse of Beauty

I’ve been working on a painting of a horse for about eight hours as a request for this kid who goes to the Elementary school I work at. When she found out I was an artist, she asked me if I would paint her a picture of a horse, which of course, I said yes… I mean, how could I say no! lol.

With only a week left of school left, I finally finished working on the painting. All that is left for me to do is to get it printed, and see her expression when I hand it to her. ^^

I hope that you guys really enjoy this painting, it was a fun one to make, and is definitely one of the best pieces I’ve created so far.

If you do like how this turned out, please be sure to give it a like and share it with your friends/family. Also, if you want to see more art from me, definitely be sure to follow this blog, I’ll continuously update it with new art. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thank you guys for checking out my work, and I look forward to giving you all more content in the near future! Till then, I hope all of you have a great day and a wonderful week! :)Horse Portrait