Instead of character focused SketchDaily works I've been focusing on environments ... done mostly with taking my sketches - inking and adding tone. I want to digitize the majority of my sketchbook works so using SketchDaily as motivation works.
Day one of these works. The theme was Robots with an alternative being Moon. I started with a image of the moon and went from there. Instead of starting with painting the whole work I went with thumbnail drawings - something I must practice As you can see in the video I had fun drawing Robot character on the moon.
After the drawings were done I went in with a mid gray - fleshing out the work and creating texture. I'm always a fan of painting light on dark so for the moon I painted it black then covered it with a light gray. I want to use a larger range of brushes in order to create more textures in my paintings - difference in surface!
I took the line out completely, just leaving minimal tonal areas. The image certainly evolved - hardly anything from the beginning is left.
I'm not that happy with the result.
Here's the video:
Tim Burton. I'm no Tim Burton fan but for this I went with plain black and white. Other than that it's not much different to some of my other paintings like this.
Again, the video:
Western. This one was fun and I'm some what happy with the result. The western influence is in the colors.
Here's the video. I think I'm getting better with editing together these videos, all its missing is sound: