Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Path Painting Timelapse

This is the time-lapse of the Pathway painting I've shown previously. I've also included all the brushes I used to paint it.


You can see the other paintings here in my last post: http://ljfhutch.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/new-work.html

Friday, April 27, 2012

New Work

Hi everyone, got some new stuff. Recently I got involved in a youth art exhibition and a thing called Art Wars which is a live competition between artists in front of an audience. I wanted to display some of my work but I didn't really have any finished paintings that I was able to use so with three days left I started painting. I was a bit stressed out over painting in front of a live audience and didn't know what I was going to paint.

Anyhow, here's the six paintings I did for the exhibition. Click to open the 1920x1080 version.

I'm going to be uploading a time-lapse of the second last image soonish. I'll announce that on twitter when it's up https://twitter.com/#!/LJFHutch

And lastly is the painting I did for Art Wars. It was done in 60 minutes while projected onto a wall along with the other artist's work (http://gingerkellystudio.deviantart.com/). Going into it I pretty much had no idea what I was going to paint except for the rough shape of the road, but it turned out well.

Edit: See the time-lapse over here: http://ljfhutch.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/path-painting-timelapse.html

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Speed Painting and a Brush

Here's a quick speed painting I did using a new brush I just created.

I wanted something new to use as a general paint brush and so far this is really nice to use. Previously I had been using a grungy round brush I made but I prefer this now.

Brushes certainly don't make you a better artist, but if you don't like the one you're using it sure doesn't help.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Painting Tutorial - 2D/3D Integration

In this tutorial I go over how I integrate 3D elements into a 2D concept/illustration.

This process involves taking a sketch of the object and using it to model the design in a 3D application. A simple greyscale render is then used in Gimp/Photoshop above set to multiply which creates the lighting and form.

Points of interest:

* Can speed up the painting process, especially for simple designs easily created in 3D.
* Results in crisp paintings.
* Frees up the mind to concentrate on design.
* Is a good guide.
* Creates very good perspective.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Painting - Rural Road

This is the first painting I've done for a while that isn't a study or something project related. To be fair it's "kind of" a study (indirect reference, painted only using a hard round brush and a leaf brush you can see on the left), but it's refined and presentable enough. Click for 1080p.