Monday, November 21, 2011

Weekend W.I.P. - Robots!

I've been working on a couple of robot designs to keep this guy company. 


Hopefully I'll have this first one finished in time for Christmas! I'm working on the colours now (so.. much.. cell-shading.. O_o)

'Robots Need Love Too'

This one is still a rough sketch, but he's been scanned and is waiting for his turn to be inked. Hang in there, little guy!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Weekend WIP - West Coast Corvid

West Coast Corvid
"West Coast Corvid"
Acrylic on wood panel, 2011

It's the return of the Weekend Work-In-Progress!

This weekend I'll be showing you how 'West Coast Corvid' came together. There's not much to describe (since the steps are basically 1- sketch. 2- paint. 3- paint some more. 4- keep painting...), so I'll just let the pictures tell the story (such as it is).

Primed wood panel with gesso. Sketched the scene

Painted the sky. Played with some texture for the clouds.

Toned down the cloud texture. Painted the hills.
Played around with the paint on the closest hill to give it a bit of 'forest' texture.

Added some more detail to the hills. Painted the bird. 

And that's it! Everything went as smoothly as described, yes indeed... ;)

Here's a question for all you artists out there- what is your painting process like? Since I first learned to paint with watercolours, I tend to keep a lot of the same habits when I use acrylics (working from light to dark colours, for example). Do you have a system that you like to stick to, or do you tend towards slightly-controlled-chaos?

Friday, November 4, 2011

Find me on Facebook

Oh hello faithful readers!

Things are starting to pick up in the studio- lots of holiday gifts to work on...
I have a helper, though:

‎"What's this? A new surface for me to sleep on?"

I also wanted to let you know that I have finally set up a Facebook page for me & my art, if you like to like that sort of thing:
RavenHart Studio

More art & photos coming soon! :)