I'm trying to develop my own personal style by trying out all these different styles of rendering, painting, using brushes and all that I see other artists do. I'm a firm believer that one should start by copying the work of others and then petit à petit, you gain a better understanding of what style you are more comfortable with and inspired. I hope I get there soon :)
This painting was born as a simple sketch in my moleskine and after weeks if not months of procrastination. I sat down today and worked on the lights and shadows and the overall look, now I can finally say it's done. Since I'm still learning digital painting my process is well quite messy to say something, hopefully with time I'll find a way to work in a logical order and not try to go back and forward between layers. Here's a summary of my process.
I started with the backgrounds and the colors.
Then I was getting a bit bored (I know) and I started to see how it would look like with lights.
Doing details even though I was not sure about the background being so plane and simple.
And the final product...
To vanquish my notorious drawing block I decided to look for inspiration in one of my favorite social network of the moment. Tumblr, yes I'm a total late bloomer when it comes to social medias. With that being said I currently enjoy the amount of photos regarding books, illustration, art, and why not silly gifs. This fast painting was done after looking at a similar photo of a boy holding a book. Nothing wrong with the boy I just prefer drawing little girls with books.
Ever since I created the blog I've been wanting to come up with the perfect header, but whenever perfect comes to mind it turns into a perfection issue of mine, because it's not so easily resolved and can take moths or even years. Some might say is the artist way to cover up procrastination and I might agree to this in some level, because instead of making more art I'm just in a constant block ( it really feels like a neverending stuck.) So to put a stop to this drawing- block I went back to the design and painted all over again, it might not look as well as I thought it would. But I'm quite happy with the outcome which is something I have to start to get used to. How can I wish for my paintings to come up perfectly when I don't put the amount of work needed. (Now, I come to realize that this artblog has turn more into an artjournal, which I think is ok for the time being) With nothing else to add here is my header, enjoy.