When the sun isn’t setting until after 9 pm, I can’t seem to convince my body to shut down for the night, even though I have to be up at an unholy hour. So, instead, I doodled a sunset. Quick, rough, just an impression of sunset.
More sketches from imagination, trying to apply what I’m learning about color and composition.
This week is about applying the things I’ve learned from doing master studies. The biggest thing I’ve learned so far has to be a confidence in color that I hope I’ll get to push farther as ArtCamp continues.
Starting in on a fully finished master study, and it’s pretty damn daunting. The original is Albert Bierstadt’s “Valley of the Yosemite,” and it’s one of my favorite landscapes of all time. Here’s hoping I can do it justice.
More color studies, getting ready to do a fully finished study. Artists are: Sargent, Moran, and Church.
More color studies. I wish I had more time to work on these, but work and trying to get these done means I have to zip through them. Still, I’m learning an ungodly amount about how color works.
Big thing that keeps coming up: How we perceive color is entirely dependent on the colors next to it. Example: A desaturated red will seem green when next to a more saturated red. A purple will seem more red next to blues.
More Art Camp stuff: color studies from the masters. Pyle, Bierstadt, Moran, and Parrish, because these guys knew what they were doing.
So I decided to sign up for Noah Bradley’s ArtCamp, and the first assignment was to do composition studies from the masters using no more than 4 values, and these are them. I actually did them initially with the originals on my other monitor, so I only noticed how off some of them are when I put them right next to each other…
Time to learn more!
Some more work on the mobile game I’m working on. I’ve updated the assets to mesh more with the UI the game will be using, and just generally made things prettier.
I’ve been completely swamped by work lately, and haven’t been able to do much art. So tonight, I decided to just go through my brushes, grab each one, and put something down, and see what happens. Not the most intense and focused “get better” thing ever, but a good way of reminding myself of all the tools at my fingertips.