Friday, March 20, 2015

Painting Drama 2 - New Horizons Pt. 1

I've survived.

Survived Chris Oatley's Painting Drama 2.
If you're not familiar, please check it out.

Over the next few weeks, I'll be sharing some experiences and paintings
from the class. I improved quite a bit!

This is a scene from The Book of Lost Things,
by John Connolly. If you haven't read the book,
I highly recommend it. Especially if you're
into fairytales.

The boy is about to enter a frightening
tower to retrieve his friend.

It's a low key study of analogous colors.
I started using different brushes and
decided to try things I wouldn't normally try.
Much to my surprise, it wasn't terrible!

It actually became a bit of a turning
point for me. This is where I realized
that I could do anything I wanted,
so long as it conveyed the story.

Once that thought materialized in
my perfectionist brain, I let my
hair down and began to try more
and more things. Techniques, color
combinations, and more.

It became less hard to begin.

And beginning is always the
first step.

Stay tuned for Part 2, where
Time of Day became my favorite

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