Saturday, March 24, 2012

Final C6R image tuning...

...before I get it printed to canvas. Got a week before the voucher runs out so I'll quite possibly come back to it for yet more tweaking, but I'll try to resist!

Had to adjust the aspect ratio to 0.7:1, which broke the original composition, but I think the new one is stronger so it was worth the time and effort. Not sure if I'll invest quite so much time in a single digital image again for a while, this felt kinda obsessive but was mainly driven by the fact that it'll be on the wall and unchangeable soon (and so will annoy me forever if I spot obvious problems with it!), plus the fact that my bro (politely) pointed out all the problems with what I'd thought was a pretty-much finished work:

Friday, March 16, 2012

Lake Mackenzie

in acrylic, based on a digital sketch I did late last year.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Rough digital sketch of Lake Matheson...

...for an acrylic I want to paint. This one is going to focus on trying to make the mountain range look awesomely huge and cool. Going to try to frame it with some detailed foreground trees that this rough doesn't really show - not worth the effort in a 10 minute scribble that is just about identifying an interesting mix of shapes and balanced tones.

Distracted from my ongoing projects... the need to make a get-well-soon card. Get well soon Grandma!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Back to the C6R

Before applying Matty's awesome expert advice:

...after a couple of hours of applying said advice:
....hope I didn't completely miss the main points ;) Mostly concentrated on the side of the ca,r which I feel is much more accurate now, have worked a bit on the horizontal surfaces (roof, wing, bonnet) too but not as much and not 100% convinced by them yet...feel like I'm making progress again though!