Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Basic Face Shading Tutorial - updated 6th March

Something I've been meaning to do for a long time, just got round to finishing it:

Tutorial after the jump

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Pinup for Threadless Contest

This is the newest pinup girl by Kayness. This is for a contest at Threadless. Good luck, honey! [-sm]

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Banner Blog

 and a close-up!

This is the completed new banner for this blog. [-sm]

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

A and B

my first acrylic painting in ages! Well, pretty much since I graduated from high school many years ago XD (well, some time in the mid-last decade).  I was so unsure where to start at first so I asked A and B to pose for me.  I am so unused to the workflow of an acrylic painting and was frustrated at how quickly the paint dries, and so many times I thought I totally screwed it up that I was constantly so aggravated and anxious and everything during the painting!  I’m surprised this ended up as well as it did!  It's obv a lot simpler in style and composition than my digital art, but I think I'm going to take it back even further with acrylics and limit colours and try to concentrate on values and form and lighting just to get the hang of the medium before I do anything more complicated!

Frame image for website

Kayness created this for the front page of her website, which I am currently building. [-sm]

Monday, 13 February 2012

Pinup Girls

I haven't done that many pinups in the past, but for some reason lately I keep on getting contacted to create pinup art as corporate logos.  I'm not complaining, though!  I love pinups and enjoy creating them, and I do think that perhaps I should look into doing pinups as an area of specialization (among so many others that I want to do!)