I have been doing this blog for a number of weeks and have done a lot of artwork during that time. Sticking with old styles and habits and exploring new ones.
The most impactful pieces that I have posted about for myself are the Family Portraits, Fly Fishing Series, and the ballpoint pen sketches.
The family portraits sparked an entire new style for me to digitally work in.
- Using solid color, lines, shadows, and smoke, I found an interesting look that drew my eye in while at the same time having meaning. I need to improve the quality of my color and blocking because I rushed them a bit and they are not the sharpest.
This experimentation led to the Fly Fishing Series.
- Without finding this style, I most likely would have not done the series at all. Again, using the same techniques I fastened together a number of works of my younger brother; following the process of fly fishing for trout. Similar to the portraits, I want to improve my blocking. Like all kinds of fishing, patience was key in creating these. Frustrated at times and satisfied in others, I found these works to be my favorite.
Last, but certainly not least would be my most recent ballpoint pen drawings.
- Especially the drawings done of my other younger brother. Without doing a sketch prior, I went in carefully to capture his face and proportions as accurately as possible. The line work needs a bit of work, but you get the idea. As for the other drawings, they all were results of practicing shading and working on my line quality.
I have been saying with each post that I will edit them, but have slacked off a bit in the fact that I have barely touched any of my previous works. I will continue to work on new pieces, but I will eventually have to improve and edit what I have said that I would change.