Painting this was probably the most enjoyable experience I've had with my art so far. It was for the August/September Face/Off competition on the NCN forum, and it was my first time painting with oils at this level. I've dabbled with them before, but had no idea about use of colour, mixing etc, so the results left me frustrated, and therefore disillusioned. For this competition, I and the other contestants were lucky enough to get lots of advice from the highly experienced judges, who are Court Jones, Erik Gist, and Lucas Graciano.
I am completely converted to painting with oils, and look forward to the next piece. Watch this space for the result of the competition!
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Here are a few samples from my sketchbook. The random faces are not based on anyone in particular (although some may have borrowed certain traits and features here and there from the back of my mind), it's just my way of loosening my imagination and discovering new ways of creating form and structure by way of exaggeration. I'll post more of these soon.