Anon prompted: I’m so tired of this
History in Lights
Boone doesn’t speak a whole lot of Spanish. Never had much need to, what with Manny always somewhere nearby and happy to translate. Most he knows is a handful of old cusswords, but from what he can tell, Raul’s worked his way through those already, charged head on into something else.
This art challenge is short and sweet, but HELLA hard to do!
You can do this challenge as many times as you like, you’ll only get better at it with time..
Put your songs on shuffle (or find a random song by other means).
HERE’S THE CATCH!!!
- Level 1
you have to try and develop a cartooning style based on this song. You can play this song (or band) as many times as you like until you develop your style. I don’t care where you get your inspiration from BUT YOU CANNOT LEAVE until you make your new style.
Your style must convey the essence/the vibe/the mood of the song/or band/ or where you get your inspiration from.
Recommendations: Do not detail your work during this time.Use gesture drawings/ quick sketches. Be free and loose. I guarantee it will make your style development more natural. You can add detail once you’re done.
Do multiple gesture drawings if it helps.
- Refine your new style after your sketches, do this in your own time.
Include Both your sketches and your final drawing to complete the meme
- LEVEL 2!!!
Not hard enough for you? Well you asked for it!
All rules of Level 1 apply, but let’s add one more…
YOU ONLY HAVE THE LENGTH OF THE SONG (Whatever length that might be) TO MAKE YOUR NEW STYLE.
Good luck. You’ll need it.
Anonymous asked: I absolutely adore your work, especially your use of colors. I know it's vague, but how do you choose the colors you use? Do you have any tips with using colors?
hey thanks !
I mostly work with a binary technic, always comparing two colors to each others at each brush stroke. To make light you need to compare it to shadow and so on. Yeah, I know it’s sound obvious but it takes me years to develop my eyes and see it.
I remember an advice of a teacher when I was in art school for few months. He said to watch a white wall and try to see colors ( in shadows or light). In fact you can see many many colors into just a simple white wall and it takes times to develop your eyes to see it…
Try to see warm and cold colors. Warm colors are not just red or yellow and cold colors are not just blue or green. Warm and cold colors is about comparing two colors. So, one blue can hotter than another blue, It can be hotter than red too. And it’s hell hard to see it.
I was confuse a little bit with that exercice… Last summer I went to Paris to the Orsay museum to look for the impressionist artist. I wanted to see it for years but for many reason I couldn’t… probably bad luck.
And I was blown away when I saw all the painting, every colors was lightfull, I studied them very hard, what I understand is that you can’t study those painting from google image you need to see the real painting to understand how good color picking are… from these day I start my quest with color picking.
That’s what I try to do I think, I decompose light in a very rough way.
The only really advice I could give is to practice your eyes to see your own colors.
You have many others artists with great tutorial, the one that help me the most is the “Alla Prima” from richard schmid
don’t know if it helps or not ^^…