paintings - student project

Hi Brandon!

I decided to take this class before "the light and color"(that you have suggested).

Better start with basics, right?

In addition, all 3 assignments were very interesting to do.


1 - blending

paintings - image 1 - student project

2 - the study (from the painting of Edward Hopper)

paintings - image 2 - student project


the comparison with the original:

paintings - image 3 - student project

3 - the character illustration

paintings - image 4 - student project


My thoughts on the process: 

The study took me a very long time. I was spending 1/2-1 hour per day painting and observing Hopper's piece, and the more time I spent, the more nuances I was able to see. On the whole, I spent ~4 hours on it. It was very helpful, I have learned a lot about colors. Actually, before I started, I have thought that it was an easy piece to copy. But it was not!!! Each color (skin, walls, etc ) was complex and rather impossible to understand (for me, at least). 

The character illustration - it was also hard (life is hard!). My personal struggle is that I do not understand the light properly, so I have no idea where to put shadows. I did not want to paint them because of it. I stopped for a while after drawing and coloring my illustration (in flat colors). It was really discouraging. Finally, I have gathered all my will and just put shadows randomly. Photo references are kind of helpful, but they are overcomplex to use for stylization. At the end, I am glad that I did all the assignments, that I have some results! Hooray!

Thanks for the class!! I like your small jokes throughout videos!