You may have noticed the title of post is not "how to paint skin tones", because I don't think my process is the best possible, and I have quite a bit to learn. But for those of you who are curious how I do it, here is my process along with some palette formulas.
Komfor is a band that plays mostly acoustic, ambiental music. Their music is very authentic, and nature is an important influence in their music and texts. These are all the qualities I wanted the logo to portray in appearance, but also in execution, so I decided to make a hand-lettered logo using traditional tools. See my entire process from sketch to finish!
I've participated in this year's Sketchbook Project. My sketchbook title is "Mind Patterns". I decided to portray thought patterns and emotions on female portraits, using hair as a visual extension of the mind. Beside the image, this post also features a video of my sketcbook flip and my commentary.
I know, it's so tacky to write about this subject at this time of year. I usually make my review and planning around my birthday, and this October I still didn't have a blog. And it sucked, because I didn't like the review. Actually, not having my new website or blog done by my birthday is precisely what frustrated me so much, and pushed me to finally make it happen.
This is one of the most frequently asked questions I get in relation to my dark art. In this post I reveal the motivation behind my dark and macabre artworks, and what my art is really about.
Artist meet-ups, artist dates, sketch groups, whatever you prefer to call them... they're an awesome way to socialize with like minded people, and it's not only fun, but it can be productive as well!
It might sound like a regular coffee date at first, and you might think no one gets anything done, but from my experience it's far from true. You gathered for a reason - to create.
If you never attended such a creative gathering, here's what you might be missing out on.
"Art theft" is the term artists coined for redistributing art without giving proper credit to the original artist. There are different "levels" of art theft, and each artist decides for himself whether something bothers him or not. I have plenty of experience with people using my work in ways that I do not approve of, so here is my advice on this subject for all of you who might encounter this issue.
For a long time I had a separate art portfolio on one domain, and commercial design work on the other. I did it because I wanted my portfolio to be more "professional" but after I while I realized that it was difficult to maintain. My two domains only illustrated what was evident in my life as well. I was leading a double life — being a proper designer with a day job, and in my free time I was as an independent artist with illustration aspirations. Finally I decided it was time for change...
Oh look, my purse matches my web site! Read how objects around my house and from my closed inspired this design.
If you're visiting my blog for the first time, check out this post to see what it's all about!