Posts made in February, 2016


Making of Censored

Making of Censored


Posted By on Feb 23, 2016

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Today I painted one of the most beautiful images I’ve found of a female nude.

 

Anna Morosini

By photographer Anna Morosini.

 

If you have observed my paintings for a while you will notice a trend of color palette.

 

Payne’s Gray, Brilliant Red and Flesh Tone is the one I’m currently obsessed with, Payne’s Gray on the deep shadows, going to brilliant red on the midtones and lastly a bit of Flesh tone on the Highlights.

 

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Making of Innocence

Making of Innocence


Posted By on Feb 16, 2016

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Innocence

 

Also named “Multilevel Marketing, Shark Loans And Predatory Policies”, but innocence is more of a straightforward name.

 

I’ve had this idea in my mind for years too, I’m cleaning house with those old Ideas I had, but at the time wasn’t able to pull off successfully.

 

Based on a new sketch I made, inspired by the Nosferatu drawings from Ashley Wood.

 

Innocence bit bit

This time I figured out a way to record timelapses, without the zoom causing a mess on the screen. but because of that, some of the tools are no longer shown, neither the cursor, but still, I think is more enjoyable.

For painting I used Corel Painter 12, Acrylic Dry Brush, in 20-80% opacity, Photoshop CS5 for the composition and color correction.

 

Credits / Model / Thanks:

HER: Laura Lujan – lauraelenalc
HIM: Martin Valdez – martinvaldezz

 

 

 

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I’m so happy I made this, and it wasn’t total crap!

 

this week’s challenge was to make a replica based on Agnes Cecile‘s painting “I could but I can’t”.

 

She has a full video of the making of, which certainly gave me an idea of how she made it, this is only a minimal part of what it takes to make a replica, however.

 

Unlike her, I’ve never painted with Acrylics before, and this one has a lot of it, specially in the hair, I went full watercolor on my version, and you can actually see the big difference.

I’m the first to admit that my version looks simple and unfinished, but I think it looks really close to the actual colors in person.

 

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It was my first time using a 22″x30″ paper, which has it’s cons and pros, It’s harder to maintain proportions while making an undersketch to begin painting, but really allows you to fine tune those details, specially in the eyes. (did you notice Agnes didn’t paint eyelashes?)

 

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After the skin, the dress was all black so it was no big issue.

 

Hair has always been my nemesis, and this time wasn’t the exception. for this section the real struggle was mixing the right colors in the right value… and on top of that I had to be careful not to paint on the highlight zones, or near the hair strands: this caused the final painting to lack a natural feel on the strokes of the hair.

 

with acrylics I would have been able to paint over other strands and get the right mix every stroke.

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Making of Joy

Making of Joy


Posted By on Feb 3, 2016

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I’ve wanted to make a painting of Ceilidh Joy (actually I’m not sure that’s her name) for quite a while, also known as @LilMixedHunny, and I finally did it.

 

 

I must admit that this is hardly news for her, as she’s been drawn, painted, and sketched many times by different artists, however she is indeed inspiring.

 

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Check out the process of the speedpainting video, all done in watercolors and Acrylics:

 

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