Some color studies, trying to train my eye better. I didnt spend much time on them and I tried to limit myself to only the standard round brush with 80 percent opacity. I think I need to work out my edges and shapes more, and have better patience. These were frustrating as I dont think I was really close to the images. Ill try again tomorrow. Nighty night ;)
Crappy little sketch from today, about 10min or so. I did a bunch of other color studies over thanksgiving but I dont want to post them because they are really really bad. More soon. Must keep practicing and do life drawing.
I was lucky enough recently to have a friend of mine at 343i, Dave Bolton, a concept artist here, show me some really cool tricks with using custom shapes for finding compositions. I will probably do a lot of these as I can already tell this is extremely productive and helpful. Depth can be created simply with shapes as you can see, the secondary light values are no needed much, if only maybe to indicate another element of depth. Dave pointed out to me that shapes can be used in many ways to define a composition as well as its depths. I have been finding these tidbits of info to be invaluable so if anyone else out there is exploring environments as well, give these a try, they are fast, stress free and very fun and you learn a ton! Thanks Dave!
Trying some color now...uhh art is stressful. I probably wont mess with color long as I still need to work on composition, form, lighting and a million other things before that. So much to dooooooo..feel like I dont even know what im actually learning from these..or maybe I am? I dont even know anymore..