365 Pages: Week 43 (Pulp Covers)

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.

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365 Pages: Week 42 (Figure Paintings)

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).

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365 Pages: Week 41 (Paintings)

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.

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365 Pages: Week 40 (Self-Portraits)

Sunday, October 6, 2013

One more week of self-portraits!

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365 Pages: Week 39 (Self-Portraits)

Monday, September 30, 2013

More self-portraits this week. Enjoy!

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