6/21/2017

Next Acrylic sketches

There was still some acrylic color remaining on the pallet after previous sketching session, so I was just continuing in sketching.
I was using some black and white reference pictures so colors are my invention... :)
Maybe you can notice cold lights and warm shadows scheme...


 

6/18/2017

Acrylic sketch "Blue queen"

Acrylic sketch of this weekend. Experimenting with colors and skin tones in my sketchbook and the Blue queen was born... :)
The face is so small that I had issues even with my smallest brush. So it´s not very representative...
24x17 cm

"Blue queen"

6/16/2017

Acrylic painting "Sutry"

This unfinished painting was hanging on my easel a looong time and I had no motivation to finish it.,,,and I was too lazy. I suppose that I´ve lost the initial idea and also passion for the scene disappeared.

Anyway, I really wanted to start something new and I hate to left unfinished work just like that. So this is it. 

Acrylics on 24 x 32 cm cardboard 400g/m2, signed and still need to be varnished...
"Sutry" means something like big rocks...:)


"Sutry" 

detail 


6/05/2017

Sketching with ink and watercolor

Here comes some update after a long silence... I was practicing perspective by sketching buildings. I was using ink and water mixable pen (watercolor pen? ). It´s quite quick method.

Enjoy :)






5/12/2017

Acrylic b/w portrait sketching

I´m having fun with quick and small black and white acrylic sketches in my sketchbook. Not perfect, trying to play with brushes, focus on simplifying the form and values.

 "bw2"

"bw3"

5/05/2017

Acrylic sketch self-portrait

Trying to practice with acrylics and focusing on values. I was using only Titanium white and Mars Black paint (and their mixes gray).
It was quite quick sketch on paper (in my sketchbook) with quick pencil line art,  it´s rough and messy, but I like it...

"Xichto2017"

4/22/2017

Acrylic training sketches

I bought a new book about painting with acrylics with explanations of some interesting techniques. Nothing completely new, but nicely explained. So I´ve spent this afternoon with experimenting. :)

Here are my results, nothing fancy, just training sketches in my sketchbook.

 How to paint glass...

Using warm underpaint and contrast colors for portrait painting...


How to create rusty texture

4/09/2017

Acrylic mini portrait "Tuareg"

...aaand next one.... small 14x14cm acrylic painting on hardboard from this weekend. I don´t feel cery comfortable with this format, maybe I don´t have proper brushes...

This is mini portrait according photo reference from some magazine about traveling.


"Tuareg"

4/08/2017

Acrylic portrait of Rum

I had some free time today so I´ve decided to experiment i little... :)
Really small format 14x14 cm hardboard, acrylic paints and bottle of rum...Plantation...

Not a masterpiece but it was fun...

"Portrait of Rum"

3/24/2017

Walking dead fan art

Here comes some fan art picture/comics related to The Walking Dead series. I´ve reused my previous picture of Rick, created new one with Negan, blended and...done ..:)


3/22/2017

Speedpaint video "Secret"

I didn§t realized previously that I was recording the progress of my digital sketching...:)
I called it "Secret"...

Enjoy:)


3/20/2017

Value study

I saw nice photo in a catholic calendar and I made this acrylic value study. Used just burned umber and 24x32cm cardboard...
Nothing fancy, I just wanted to share it...

  

3/16/2017

Some recent Digital sketches

Just a mix of digital sketches done for fun and to practice the technique...




3/11/2017

Digital painting "China"

I was experimenting a bit with different technique than usually. I saw this somewhere on youtube and it was demonstrated by some guy from China. These smooth colorful portraits are quite typical for these manga Chinese guys... :)
It was just one evening session so it is not very detailed and definitely some space for improvements.
I just wanted to check if I understand and I´m able to replicate...:)

Done with my Huion tablet and CS4  

"China"

3/07/2017

Video for "Blueface" painting

Here comes the promised video with my painting process when I was working on the "Blueface" painting.
It is speed up  8x.

Enjoy and let me know your thoughts...



3/05/2017

Acrylic painting "Blueface"

I had some free time this weekend so I made this quite small acrylic painting. There was a reference photo used as an inspiration. I really don§t know how exactly is this type of butterfly called, so I´ve created my own name - "Blueface" :)

This was the first session where I has been using the Mastersons Sta-wet palet - which I bought in US and bring it back to Europe ... And my first impression is really good. I like the palet paper, very useful.

Check some of my photos, there will be added also video with the painting progress - as I was recording my work. Still need to process it and share it online on youtube... soon, hopefully

Painted on artistic 24 x 32 cm cardboard 400 g/m2, varnished with glosy varnish and signed

"Blueface"

 detail
 framed :)

my palet

2/26/2017

Acrylic abstract painting "Equalizer"

Here comes the biggest traditional painting I made so far...:)
It was reworked several times, I´m still not fully satisfied with some aspects of the result but I´m not able to do it better because of missing skill and experience. Need to learn some ways of color application.
No video and no work in progress this time.

Acrylic colors on 50 x 70 cm stretched canvas

"Equalizer" 

Detail


2/19/2017

Digital sketch "Detective"

Quite quick digital sketch form painting hangout... I was interested by the reference picture, so nice colorful light sources... :) It´s most probably screenshot from some movie, but I don´t know from which one...

CS4, Huion tablet

"Detective"

2/12/2017

Acrylic abstract "Turtle"

I was experimenting with acrylic paint today, small format of my paper sketchbook and limited palette of baseline colors. It was fun but no astonishing results ...:)
Here is one pice I quite like... at least ... :)
But now I´m more familiar with the technique, so maybe we´ll see some bigger and nicer painting soon ... 

"Turtle"

2/07/2017

Digital sketch "Kristy"

Digital sketch after some time. I don´t paint children usually so this is definitely an exception. I´m not very happy with the face and especially likeness,  but I like colors and the final effect... :)

Done with CS4 and Huion tablet

"Kristy"

WIP - initial phase