Friday, June 13, 2014

Once Upon A Time Poster: 2

I'm not finished yet, but here is where I am. My plan is to work with realistic flesh tones - so I guess for now this is the underpainting. An image like this is all about design and readable likenesses. I hope I'm capturing both. If nothing else, I'm having a blast and feeling a little "Drew Struzan-ish." 

Once Upon A Time Poster

If you know me, or have read my blog posts, you'll know that I love a good television show. Recently I decided to give Once Upon A Time on  ABC a try… and I'm hooked. (No pun intended.) So of course I had to do a little painting for season 1. Just to be clear, this is not for ABC or the show, it is merely fan art for my own practice and enjoyment. I'm also using this opportunity to engage more with social media, so I've been posting my progress on Instagram and Twitter

However, I will be posting the image in its entirety here when it's complete. For now, here's a few images of my progress.

The final sketch

Texture I created with the oil wash. I thought it looked kind of "magical."

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Demo Process Final

It's so hard to "finish" anything. I think this is done, although I'm not sure I really nailed the character's likeness. I cleaned up the painting with color pencil, and then a final layer of very specific brush strokes. I hope you enjoyed the process. And now that Sherlock Season 3 is on Netflix, I think I will celebrate.