Sunday, April 29, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
A visit back to the screen shots. I went for a bigger format, 8" by 5" roughly, on a thick watercolor sketchbook. I found while I do really enjoy painting the screen shots and have really missed doing them, I needed a bigger surface so that I can concentrate on turning the form with warms and cools. I brought the pallette down to 7 colors: black, white, Hooker's Green, Cad red light, yellow ochre, Magnesium Blue and I will sneak in a few "guest" colors from time to time if I get a screen shot that needs a specific color.
This film was beautifully shot; Kate Blanchette just glows like alabaster in this one, partly because of the natural light and partly because of the white paint she wears. There are some shots in which she moves in and out of natural sun light~breath taking~so expect some of the same shots painted but with different lighting. I will post more when I get some time.
Sunday, April 08, 2012
Some head studies done at Disney Consumer Products, most of them at 5 minutes. The drawings were done at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which is now expensive...$15 admission fee, $9 to park and it opens up at 12 noon! And they guard the exhibits like Nazis...they would not allow me to bring out my mini kit of acrylics that I premixed in ANTICIPATION to use. Only pencil. Not the best place to study..any suggestions to study dynamic light on figure where I can crack open the acrylics? Anyone??