Tuesday, December 26, 2006

This is a portrait of a good friend of mine who always encourages the artist in me. I wanted to try different brushes in photoshop for this one..... also try something a little unusual... I probably dont hv enough skill at the moment to pull off something like this very well right now but just wanted to give it a shot and push myself a little bit more....

This one is for you Neill....probably doesnt resemble you much but all I can say is that you have to come to visit me in India and sit for me for a better portrait :)

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

the first time ive tried painting from a live reference....set up this simple still life and painted it in almost an hour! i know it doesnt look very finished or anything to justify one whole hour ....but since i ve not painted using life before it was a tough yet tremendously interesting exercise for me!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Done as a study to understand how reflections and refractions work......completed in an hour approx.. used a photo reference for this .... Its a very rough one but I just wanted to solely focus on glass and figure out how to paint an object inside another one.... translucency i mean..... it kindda works i think.....the perspective and proportion isnt too accurate i know..... but i just wanted to try this as an experiment....

Friday, December 15, 2006

This is the first piece I have done without using any kind of reference. This was given as an assignment to me by one of my friends .... his rules were to draw an orange using only the three colors that I have on the top left corner of the image and use only one brush for the whole thing. I did this in 10 minutes.
I already have a new assignment to work on...will post it soon....watch this space.... :)
Thanks a lot Abdul !!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Done using a photo reference..i know there are issues with proportions..i promise to work harder to fix this for the next work ...anyway i wanted to try wrinkles and skin....... again got overambitious so hvnt been able to finish it completely...maybe will come back to it and add details for clothes and jewellery etc...
i think it kindda works this way too with the details only on the face... :)

Just want to add a big thanks to my friends....who gv valuable feedback while I painted this and who keep inspiring and encouraging me to continue painting !!!

Monday, November 06, 2006

A quick one done in around 45minutes to just get the impression of light..I know this isnt like any of my other attempts ...and isnt really that great.....but i just wanted to try something different. .... this is actually done from a photograph of Monet's garden in Giverny... :)

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Done for practice to get lighting and proportions right....once again used artrenewal.org for reference painting....
im personally not too happy with this piece but posting it nevertheless!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Just practicing sketching. Each was done in around 15-30mins wanted to see what I could achieve with quick sketches.... done over a period of 4 hours i think...these are just half of what i did .............
im being really cheeky here and posting only the ones where the proportions are a little decent :)
magazine ads used as reference.
c & c welcome!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Got a little overambitious with this one and tried painting at 2k. Its still not finished and I need to come back to it some other time and do more detailed work on this. But I think it has reached a certain level of completion so posting this.
Its based on a reference from the artrenewal.org website.
Its a sculpture so I still need to add in the details for the cracks etc on it . A little too busy at work so might finish it later!!!

Friday, July 07, 2006

Another light study used a photo reference.I wanted to get more details in this one but I think I just dont have enough patience yet. Kind of gave up towards the end.Will try to get a simpler one maybe next time!!

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Trying to do some portraits as part of a cg talk thread on drawing portraits. The references used are photos of classical sculpture and paintings.
I have not used any kind of grid system for any of these so the proportions are not exact but im hoping i will improve as i do more of these.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Another painting with focus on the lighting.I have been wanting to take dancing lessons but its just not happening so im making do with painting dancers :)
I tried to get the highlights and shade right on the long skirt but i think i lost focus towards the end 'coz its just too much detail but I have still tried to abstract only the lighting and avoid fine details.
reference : http://usuarios.lycos.es/iberia_club/FLAMENCO.HTM

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

I just wanted to focus on the lighting for this painting without getting too caught up with the details.
Painted everything in one layer and used only one brush in photoshop for everything.
Im still not too happy with it so maybe I will get back to it sometime and rework it a bit.

The reference used for this:

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Lips tutorial
I am still not satisfied with this one and I may come back to it after a while and try to improve upon it.Right now im giving up on it 'coz I think I need some time off to see it with more clarity later.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Pipe Tutorial
Worked on another tutorial tried to focus more on the form in this one and improve the understanding of how light would effect the highlights.

Comments Welcome

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Just trying to get used to the wacom.Tried to get some detailing.Followed the following tutorial for this feather image:

Comments welcome

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Eye Painting
This is a painting I have done in Photoshop by following the tutorial at the following link:

My main aim of doing this exercise was to get more comfortable with the wacom and improve my painting skills.This was completed more or less in two days.
All comments welcome.

Saturday, January 07, 2006