This has been a great week. With work being slow, I’ve been able to spend a good deal of time on making art. On Sunday I finished coloring a two-page spread for my children’s book.
I spent a lot of time working on this spread, but I think there are still a few things to be tweaked. I’m gonna let it sit for a little bit and come back to it once I’ve finished other pages.
With the pages done, on Monday I got started on a tea-themed still life.
Because I wanted the focus of the painting to be on the teapot, that is where I started. I spent quite a while mixing different greens to see how they would work.
I don’t usually paint things with patterns, but I decided to mix things up and throw in a plaid table cloth and a plaid backdrop.
My initial plan with this still life was to overwhelm the green pot with complementary reds. As I got to painting, I realized it is hard to mix so many different reds.
One of my last tasks was to develop the contrast in the painting and hopefully unify the objects.
Because it was meant to be a quick painting, I did not spend too much time developing the intricacies and details. But in the end, I’m satisfied with what I was able to accomplish
Though I only worked on my still life for a little bit each day, I was also working on some digital drawings. I continued using RedditGetsDrawn to find interesting people for subjects. I did a drawing every day. Sunday’s drawing was in last week’s post, so I’ll start with Monday’s.
Monday I started with user mcgroo‘s photo of his father.
Then on Tuesday I worked on user toastehmonstah‘s portrait. (Step 1)
On Wednesday, I was going to do my girlfriend’s submission, but I wound up frustrated with the colors. So I picked a different user and worked on that photo instead.
User keiseroll‘s submission was the answer to my struggles.
On Thursday, I did user planetaqua‘s portrait.
On Friday, I found user Aniolla‘s portrait and I loved the lighting. So I did a quick drawing of Aniolla and then found a photo to work on for Saturday.
The photo I found was scrambledramble‘s chihuahua.
By the time I started working on the chihuahua, I had a week’s worth of practice under my belt and I was able to get the best likeness. Hopefully I’ll be able to continue doing a reddit drawing a day.