Positions unchanged since last time, but this one was painted in early morning daylight coming in from the window behind the scene.
I used the previous nighttime version as a base, but corrected a lot of little perspective things (and could probably keep going – ARGH, CIRCLES lol). Painting in daylight means working fast and taking few, if any, breaks, lest the light change too much. The light changed quite a bit in just the 90 or so minutes I spent on this one, but I’m satisfied with how it turned out!
Nearly every artist I admire paints a crap load of stuff from life for practice, so I’m just gonna keep going…
New month, new still life practice! This one was all about soft little plush things!
Honestly, I think this one’s is a little boring – they all had similarly soft textures (the Mantyke ball on right is kind of fuzzy, but the rest were smooth) and all of them were all about the same size, so it was hard to come up with an interesting composition. There’s also no perspective or shiny stuff to have fun with, so as cute as I think this one turned out, my next still life will have to feature some more challenging objects!
Here are some wips, starting with a sketch:
This time, I tried just painting over the sketch.
Most of the time was spent on the detailed rendering (as always) and small accuracy adjustments.
Hope you enjoyed!
Airika rendered with the brush-stroke looking brush. I first blocked everything in with the soft-edge brush and the airbrush and then roughed it up (and finished) with the faux paint brush stroke brushes that came with Photoshop CS6.
Photoshop and a few hours