Dec 16, 2012

Oils again

Another take on using digital oil painting tools.  I'm really starting to like this blend of pencils on top of oil painting.  Feels a little like a still from an animation, which isn't a bad thing.  I think the general color I used here for the sandstone beach works pretty well and contrasts against the sky enough.  Sandstone in real life is quite grey but I think keeping warmer tones on the ground will help.

I'm also happier with the how the crab's legs turned out here.  I find I tend to draw his face and claws and then sketch in the legs as an afterthought behind him.  He feels more grounded when the legs have some definition.  I'm still undecided if he needs lids around his eyes.  I go back and forth between pupils that float in a larger dark area and embedding lids in there.

On her I think I need to practice side views of her face, her head seems a bit tall. I think I could do better.  She also feels older in this image.  She's supposed to be ten so I need to be a little more careful with my proportions.