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Discussion in 'Sketchbooks' started by Elderscroller, Aug 16, 2017.
Haven´t posted in a long time....getting post-lazy when workload gets higher
Another commission for the annual Terry Pratchett Livehörspiel in Innsbruck (sort of a radioplay, but performed live on stage with audience). This year it´s the novel Jingo and I got to do the announcement poster art
Got myself an ipad2018 not too long ago, when I found out it also works with the apple pencil now. One of the best purchases ever! And procreate is an almost perfect painting app. The quickshape feature alone is something photoshop MUST integrate (you basically paint a wobbly shape and the app makes it nice and clean. From lines to squares to circles....!)
Long time no posting.....so here´s a bunch of stuff I´ve been doing
Daily portrait practice on my Ipad. It´s nice to also simulate toned paper sketching with red and white chalk
I´ve been to Vienna at the Monet exhibition at christmas and after that, I wanted to do a msterstudy of one of his paintings in oil. I chose the magpie and gave it a slight fantasy theme twist
Some more portrait practice from imagination, while watching TV or from life at a Cafe
I´ve started experimenting with more painterly styles again as I don´t always like the stiff/clean look of my finished images. The two examples below are sketches from imagination done without any lineart, starting off with very textured paintstrokes, going from big broad shapes to finer ones, bringing order to a chaotic mass. It is the complete opposite of what I usually paint like. Usually, clean lineart comes first, then clean local colour base layers, then rendering (essentially bringing order to already established order ) It is absolutely liberating to paint in this chaotic way. Not sure if the result looks good in any way, but I think, I´ll keep using that workflow at least for my sketching as it is fun and also very fast
Continuing the painterly sketching practice. I also tried out the recording feature in procreate, which is really fun!
More quick sketching on the ipad with process video:
Some recent work and sketching
Those indians look very cool and realistic, I really like the style and mood.
@varfolomey Thanks, glad you like them! Some more quick portrait practice. This time I portraited my recent pen and paper RPG party. There´s the spymaster, the goblin, the ugly dwarf twins and the blood shaman
The trashking, done for a video for april fools day
Here´s some fun practice stuff: Paint a blob of colour without lifting the brush and without looking. Then find a face inside the blob (kind of like cloudgazing) and use just 3 values and simple brushstrokes to form it out. Takes only up to 5 min. I also took one of the so generated faces and fleshed it out a bit more. It´s fun and sparks creativity
Illustration of a demon, who collects bones of worthy enemies, called the bonewasher
A new demon illustration: the wishmaster
As my ipad corrupts me into more painting and less drawing (I´ve not been pencil drawing for quite some time now.....), I decided to do some exercise sketch drawing on the ipad at least. Here´s a chilling gandalf