Luca as not-a-slave
Is as complete as he’s getting. Could have tightened up everything to match the katana and jitte, but I realized it wouldn’t match the bg if I did. I should soften the weapons, but I can’t bear it. so a mixmatch, but its finally finally finally finally finished.
2 different characters painting in the same setting. 3 years apart in paintings (though i admit that I let Yoshinori stagnate for at least a year’s worth of not-painting). Can see an increase in skill but the lazy rendering in the newest kind of ruins it. Keiji’s background is over rendered and even though it’s shiny silk, I used wayyy to much dodge-burn. But then Yoshinori’s has a dreamy quality that isn’t so much reflected in the figure of the piece, well not all of it anyway.
I updated/organized the sketchdump page and included the entire girls sketchbook for the 40 Days of Girls challenge (Girls book is password protected; please contact me for access thx!)
Sketchdump Gallery: https://jenniferashleyart.wordpress.com/galleries/sketch-dumps/
At the beginning of February I decided to start a series of “challenges,” or confidence builders. First was 40 days of drawing females (to fill out the girl’s sketchbook). 1 sketch per day each weekday (I could have weekends off), just to build consistency and confidence. I am glad to say I have completed the first set and will be choosing some worthy sketches to upload soon. I have moved onto the second challenge, 40 days of drawing males, of which I am currently on day 13. Next will be couples/groups. I am also trying to teach myself C++ in order to move onto java.
I updated the gallery on my sketch dump page today 🙂