Friday, July 26, 2013

 Pantera - 9" x 12", Oil on Canvas.

Pantera is an awesome woman and one of my friends from the Capoeira group I've joined. She was in the military for a few years, she does capoeira, she's an MMA fighter, an aspiring film-maker/stunt actress and one of the most down to earth people you'll ever meet. In other words, she's an all-around bad-ass. She has kindly agreed to pose for a few sci-fi and fantasy pieces I'm working on. This head-shot was an exercise to help me make sure I could do her justice. She's much better looking in real life, but, overall, I'm pretty happy with how this study turned out.

 She kind of looked like X-men's Storm at this point. I was half-tempted to leave the painting like this.

The early stage wasn't particularly pretty...

Study/ Warm-up Piece: Boxers!

WIP- Boxer Study: 24" X36", Oil on Canvas.
 Here's how the piece looks at the moment. There's a ways to go, but right now, I'm getting started on a portfolio piece.

At this stage, you can see I started developing the form and  determining which light source best defined the action.

At this point, I had blocked in most of the shapes I wanted and started applying more precise colors.

Thor vs Jotun

 Here's the finished, unedited piece. 11" x14", Gouache on Watercolor paper. I took some advice from David Peterson and made some depth adjustments in photoshop to set the sky further back from the characters,

I started developing the Jotun's form and the background along with him.

Went in and did some base color blocking

Here's the Initial Sketch