Keeterz's Art Corner

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.

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.

Figure drawings from a session at SJSU. This particular model frequents Dreamworks Studio, so we got a healthy dose of stories from her. As I was drawing her, I couldn’t help but notice something particularly alive about this woman.

Later on in the session, she told us about a story of a model who had to come to terms with her overweight issues and how the story of that model influenced her as well. I have to say, she really changed my perception of what is beauty; she herself has to be one of the most beautiful persons I have ever met.

Digital Painting Dump (click link for full resolution images)

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.

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Still Life Object (original photo here)

Monument Valley

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Rockerfeller Center

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 Speedpaint screencap studies from Martin Scorsese’s Hugo (2011).

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Speedpaint screencap studies from Carl Reed’s The Third Man (1949).

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Anna Lee Fisher, the first mother in space. I believe this is from a 1985 issue of Time. Original photo here.
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.

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.

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.

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.

Background studies for my animation class. My hand hurts a shit-ton now. Ow.

Background studies for my animation class. My hand hurts a shit-ton now. Ow.

Scanned version of various ink drawings I’ve been working on.

Here is my color pass for my hero tree layout. I wish I could keep working on this forever, but at a certain point you do have to move on. Especially since I’ll be repainting this in acrylic soon.

Here is my color pass for my hero tree layout. I wish I could keep working on this forever, but at a certain point you do have to move on. Especially since I’ll be repainting this in acrylic soon.