Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Work in progress: a painting!

So heres this new painting I'm working on. Still practicing drawing guys...so I thought, Id so a face study-- and I'll just turn it into a full out painting. It'll take some time, since I'm doing so many crazy details, but thats what I wanted to go for. My first digial painting in almost a year...So I really wanna impress myself. Here are some of my progress work so far.

The hair wasnt done, but I figured I didnt really wanna finish it, cuz I thought a hat would look alot cooler.... This is inspired by Sean opry. Hes some model who has really strong features, so I drew him again (also below). However, its not supposed to be a replica of HIM, I added my own touches and other bits and pieces of other people. I'll be sure to update. :) Hope you like it so far.

Comments and suggestions for a background/setting etc are more than welcome...! Thanks!


Francisco Martins said...

Looks pretty good so far. Yah, I agree...a hat would look so much cooler! cheers!

Damion009 said...

I LIKE WERE THIS IS GOING!!! its cool how your trying more then one approach...

Paul Moyse said...

Looking good Abz. Watch out for the sizing of the eyes, the right seems way bigger than the left.

Thanks for the comment!

Anonymous said...

Some great art and design work on this blog mate!

This peice is looking good so far, look forward to seeing the finshed article.

Cheers for the comments.

nella gatica said...

Guauuuuuuuuuu!!! Abz your work is great!!!;)

Florencia Bini said...

thank you for passing by :)
great blog!!!
you show quite a variety of works, ilustrations, designs, also pictures and more, really cool!!!
saludos :)

Gabriele Antonini said...

Hi Abz,
it's really interesting you've place the different steps of your work. The colour of the skin is worm and attractive, maybe for the background you should use cooler tones to focuses on the boy.
Anyway, really nice blog.
And many thanks for your comments.

Alexandra Sousa said...

Your work is great! I came to your blog in response for your post in mine(andateracasa.blogspot)thank you!

Natalie. said...

It's turning out amazingly; I like how every feature is so detail. Good job Abzy! :]

Natalie. said...

so detailed*

Francisco Martins said...

Hey friend!
Thanks a lot for the words you left in my blog....you're very kind!

As for my technique when it comes to digital photo collages, it's very simple really... I use photoshop to do almost all of my illustration stuff (sometimes I use illustrator and freehand to do vector work). I take a lot of photos myself, and I also use many images that I take from the web. Sometimes I scan photos from magazines and newspapers. The trick is to manipulate the images a LOT ('till the point they are irrecognizable) so that you wont have trouble with copyrights. I paint over the images with photoshop arbrushes, add a lot of overlayed textures so I can get that dirty, groovy/grundge effect.
Once you cut off the background of the images you want to work with, it's all about composition, taking advantage of the canvas line forces, so you can obtain a very dynamic form, then you work a lot on color and textures. I also like to mix photos with drawings and painting....I always write something over the images with the Wacom tablet as well.
Not that hard really! he he

* My English skills are a little rusty, so please forgive me if this is not very clear...

Anonymous said...

love the drafts... amazing to see how this all comes out.

ur work, as usual, is always amazing.

i love!!


CauĂȘ Zunchini said...

Thanks for the coments !!!
you have amazing works here !!
I love your blog !!!

Saludos daqui de Brasil !!!


Attractive Art Community (Big Sam) said...

Definately got potential this piece does! keep it up! I do feel your hair needs a little work but you got a handle on this I can tell!

Abz said...

Thanks guys! I'll be posting updates real short...almost finished! :) I took a week off! Keep visiting!

Francisco Martins said...

Hey Hakim! Don't keep us waiting, dude...I'm curious to see the final piece! bring it on! hehe!

Bella Sinclair said...

Wow, you are crazy talented! I had such a great time admiring your fantastic works. I am in awe!

I wanted to thank you for the thoughtful and kind message you left for me earlier this summer. Thank you for the prayers. They brought me comfort and strength.

Looking forward to seeing more of your work.