More pulp covers! This is a fun style to paint. I could easily spend the rest of the year doing these, and I’ve only got eight weeks to go. We’ll see if any other topics pique my interest in the next two months — as we approach the final weeks, I’ll have to be much more selective with how I spend the remaining time.
Monday, November 4, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
This week I thought I’d do more figure painting, but I wanted to try something a little different. I don’t know about you, but I love old paperback covers. I have a soft spot for trashy old pulp novels in general, and I’m sure those wonderful illustrated covers have no small part in that. Looking through the reference photos from last week, it occurred to me how many of them would feel right at home on those covers (many of which were little more than figure paintings themselves, anyway).
And so this week I thought I’d do another set of figure paintings, but paint them as if they were covers for old pulp paperback novels.
As with the previous week, all of these were painted from photo reference by Hong Ly (characterdesigns.com), with some changes, usually to add clothing onto the models to make them “appropriate” for cover art. Also, I didn’t come up with any of these titles or authors myself, I got them from the Random Romantic Book Title Generator and Random Pen Name Generator, respectively.
Monday, October 21, 2013
Figure paintings this week, all of these from photo reference by Hong Ly (characterdesigns.com). His photo sets are always a nice challenge to paint from because they often have more interesting lighting conditions than the typical single light source (that many artists admittedly love to paint from), or the photos that are uniformly lit from all angles (which is, like, 99% of all photo reference).
Monday, October 14, 2013
Back to personal paintings, with a good bunch of fantasy-themed pieces this week. Some of them skew kind of dark, but I guess that’s how it goes sometimes. I’ve been wanting to do a Medusa for a while, too, so it’s nice to have gotten to do that this week.