This is a not-so-speedpaint study of a photo I saw on a friend’s blog. Was procrastinating from animation when I saw the photo so I figured, why not procrastinate in a productive way?
I think roughly 1.5-2 hours? I’ve realized that faces that are “flattened” by ambient lighting are really hard to paint. Yikes.
Here is a collection of digital painting studies that I have done throughout the course of this semester. The first three are photo studies done in my illustration class as a means to warm up to painting in photoshop. The rest are quick studies I’ve done in my spare time.
Still Life Object (original photo here)
Speedpaint screencap studies from Martin Scorsese’s Hugo (2011).
Speedpaint screencap studies from Carl Reed’s The Third Man (1949).
Anna Lee Fisher, first mom in space. I saw the original photo in a link that a friend of mine posted on Facebook, and I thought to myself, “damn, I really want to paint that.” There is something beautiful about this person, and I don’t just mean at a superficial level.
I guess something recent has caused me to shift my perception of beauty.
I believe the original photo is from a 1985 issue of Time Magazine.
Approx. 1.5 hours, CS5.
Finished working on this last night. I posted a bit of a bio for her on my dA post here. Little something something inspired by all things Norse, which I seem to be a fan of lately.
When I get access to a scanner, I’ll probably upload thumbnails that lead to her current design.
Low-resolution speedpaint of a shot from an old Noir film called The Third Man. Interesting film. Story was a bit slow paced for my tastes and the zither soundtrack was….quaint. However, the cinematography was absolutely gorgeous and I felt a need to do a study of it at some point.
Whichever actress played the part of Anna Schmidt was drop-dead gorgeous, haha.
Approx 30 minutes, plus another 10 that I spent unnecessarily touching up some areas. I think I need to learn to let loose brush strokes be.