Pattern, Texture, and Depth of Field
Here are two sketches I worked on while I was there. Sorry, the photos are from my phone, so they aren't that great.
first drawing is actually a design sketch for some paintings that I am
going to make for the Copic offices.I made this on some big scratch
paper I was using for my demos.
This drawing is just a little bigger than a regular size sheet of paper. Since this was a concept sketch, I was worrying more about placement of
objects instead of details, so all my lines are rough and I'm OK with
I don't remember all the colors I use when I
demo, because people stop by and ask questions and I get sidetracked.
But, I know that the reds are R24 and R59, and that I used a lot of
YR21, YR27, and E44 on the wall. The ground is C3 or C5, plus a bunch of
other colors, and the plants are G28 and G82.
yellow-orange background texture was made with a couple layers of
different YR's, and a quick scribble of warm grays. Then I airbrushed
some speckles of YR27 over the area. I then dripped colorless blender
straight onto the colored area. For the smaller dots of blender I used
my blender marker and dabbed it on.
Start to finish, this sketch took about an hour.
next drawing I spent a lot more time on, and I didn't finish. I'm
guessing I spent about 3+ hours on this one already (minus
interruptions). I wanted to work on how I render depth of field, or how
to make things look farther away in a sketch. This is on a 9 x 12 Copic
I worked with a lot of greens! I know I used YG11, YG41, G85, G28, G43, and G46. I probably used more, but I can't remember.
it is not done, what I want you to notice is that the leaves closest
have high contrast- very light greens, mixed with shadows of G28 and C7.
These are bigger and because of the contrast, they really appear to be
closest. As I moved backwards in the sketch, notice how the contrast and
level of detail gets less and less. The plants in the middle of the
page have lost that lightest shade of green and the darkest shades as
well. Move up even more and see how there is even less contrast and the
colors are grayer, less vibrant.
The trees in the
background are YG93, G85, and BG75. The lantern is made with warm grays,
and the unfinished steps are an assortment of warm grays, and browns.
on the steps as well, although they are not finished, the use of depth
of field in my color choices and details. The bottom step has the most
contrast, gradually getting less and less as you move up in the picture.
I'll try to get this one finished sometime and show you how it all