Hey! I was wondering how you are able to transition from colors like green to red so smoothly and naturally. I've tried using blending tools but it never turns out right.
I don’t know which medium you’re using, but if you’re referring to digital, I’d say to steer clear of blending tools and just stick with actual brushes. I think it probably has something to do with understanding colour theory along with light and shadows. It seems obvious, but when I first started painting with un
I stumbled a little when I first started to bring colour into my work, because bold colours can be really intimidating, but after a little while I found that I was much more comfortable using vivid colours than I was whilst using a more natural palette. Just give it time and practice.
Your taste in music is so good, it's so interesting to learn about you in your interviews. Also are you self taught?
Thank you! For the most part, I get asked some pretty interesting questions so that helps. It still amazes me that people actually want to hear me ramble on, aha. Yes, I am indeed self taught.
If you’re a writer, photographer or a visual artist of any kind, who would like to work with me on something, get in touch through my ask or more ideally, drop me an email via firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to where I can find your work.
UPDATE: Thanks so much to everyone who took the time to get in touch, I really wasn’t expecting such an overwhelming response. You guys are ace and impossibly talented. I’m working my way down my list right now and I’m going to be getting back to a few of the emails/messages I received soon, but if you don’t hear back from me, thank you again for wanting to collaborate with me and maybe I’ll be in touch in the not so far off future.
This sounds a little bad, but I've been tracing my portraits to get them to be scaled correctly. I want to learn how to not do that anymore. Do you have any pointers on how to draw realistic portraits without looking deformed?
It doesn’t sound bad at all, it’s awesome that you want to learn a different way of doing things. I always remind myself that you should create in the way that you feel best creating (however that might be) and sometimes that takes a little trial and error.
Personally, I use grids to help get my proportions right, but practice has been a great help. Sketch as much as you can and work on whatever you find hardest. Hands used to really seem impossible to me, so I did lots of hand studies. Sometimes it helps to just break it down and focus on your weakest points, this way you can really learn about the human form in greater detail and that kind of knowledge is helpful when you start to piece it all back together again. Also, try not to be discouraged if you ever look at a portrait you’ve made and find faults, proportional or otherwise. If you can recognise the problem, it means that you’re entirely capable of fixing it.