Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cupid Square Kat progress report #2

Let's get moving on this little guy, how about.

Started painting the background, and I still wasn't completely sure what colors I wanted to use. I didn't want to go with the standard red and white Valentine's day thing, but I knew the heart would have to be red, so whatever colors I decided to use would have to work with the red without overwhelming it.

Went with a bluish purply. I knew the wings needed to be an off-white color, so I went ahead and painted them in, too.

The next part wasn't so easy, and I hope I didn't totally blow it. For the cat, I decided to go with a pinkish color even though I understand (seriously, I do) that cats pretty much don't come in that color unless you've got some serious issues going on there. The problem was, he was starting to look like an internal organ.

I thought about it a while and decided it might still be O.K. if I toned the pink down a little. Maybe desaturate it. So that's what I did.

Then I added some more shading and highlights and started messing with his eyes.

And then a little more eye messing. I think I'm satisfied so far, but there's still a lot of details to go.

I'll post some more progress photos later this week. (You can click the images to see them bigger.)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Cupid Square Kat progress report #1

After I sized the sketch of my Cupid Square Kat, the next thing I needed to do was get that little guy transferred to the board I'll be painting him on. But before I did that, I had to clean and prime and gesso the board to get it ready. So here's that blank canvas waiting for an idea.

And here's Cupid Square Kat drawn on it and ready to get a little color. You can click on the image to make it bigger if you can't see him.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Cupid Square Kat in the making

I decided it was about time I followed up on the holiday Square Kat thing I started last Halloween and, of course, the next holiday coming up will be Valentine's Day. So here he is, my Valentine's Day Square Cat Cupid.

I'm noticing that my Square Kats seem to be following a pattern of being a little stabby. Hopefully they'll grow out of it.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Wasn't there a windmill in Frankenstein?

Don't know. Can't remember. Not sure if I ever even saw the movie. I'm thinking I didn't. But I did see Frankenweenie, and there was a windmill in that one. I think. Maybe.

Anyway, I've been doing some drawings with colored pencils lately, and here's the one I finished today. I'm must have a soft spot for Frankenstein (Here, here and here). Such a misunderstood soul.