Thursday 27 February 2014

Zelda - a bit more done

I've been a bit busy the last few days - my mum has gone into hospital to have a new knee, and so I've been visiting her instead of painting.

I've arranged for other family members and friends to visit my mum though, so she won't get lonely in hospital, as I'm going away this weekend - its my church's every other year weekend away. 

Apparently some people are going for walks or playing football on Saturday - I'm taking Zelda to do some more.

I think pink and brown will be next, I'll be painting Link last, after I've slightly greyed out the background. 

I'm not sure quite how much painting I'll get done, but I'm hoping for a few hours.

Here's where I'm up to, I've done the orange tones:

Thursday 20 February 2014

Zelda is a little further on

Here's some more of Zelda done - I'm back at work, so I'm not getting quite so much painting done as I did last week. Ah, well, until I can give up the day job and just paint, I'll carry on painting slowly!

Here's the whole painting:

Here's the top half:

Hopefully I'll get some more done this week.

Sunday 16 February 2014

Zelda colours started

Normally, I start a painting at the top left hand corner - I'm right handed, and have found that's the best way to keep the painting clean, as I smudge the pencil outline with the edge of my hand as I work across the painting.

With this style of painting though, I prefer to paint one colour at a time, as there are so many shades of each colour. I'd have so many small puddles of paint on my palette that they would dry before I had used them.

Here's where I'm up to so far - I've done the blue sections:

Here'e the whole thing:

Close-up of the top:

Close-up of the bottom:

Friday 14 February 2014

Zelda outline finished

Here's the outline done:

The whole thing:

Close-up of the top: 

Link's eye is a bit wonky, I'll correct that before I start on the colours. The owl's eyes (at least I think its an owl) on the bottom right were wonky on the pencil outline, so I've corrected them already.

Monday 10 February 2014

Zelda outline started

Oh, I've had fun today!

I've taken a few days off work, and have decided to paint lots.

I've already said that when I painted Guitaroo Man Lives! I used ink to do the outlining, which ran when I colour-washed the finished painting, even though it was supposed to be waterproof ink.

There's no chance of that happening with this one, I've painted the outlines using black acrylics.

Here's where I'm up to:

I'll do some more tomorrow :)

Friday 7 February 2014

Zelda painting

Here's the pencil outline done - the whole thing, then a couple of close-ups of the top and bottom:

Almost the whole thing!

Top half:

Bottom half:

Link's left eye is a little wonky, I'll be fixing that!

Another Zelda painting

Really, I don't know why the games are called Zelda, because all she seems to do is get kidnapped - its Link who does most of the stuff!

Anyway, gripe over.

The next painting I'm doing is for Sirialis, and is this one:

Yes, Zelda is in the picture, but it's all about Link!!!

Think I'm going to enjoy this one - it reminds me a bit of the Guitaroo Man Lives! painting I did last year, but I've learnt from that one. I did the black in allegedly waterproof ink before I did the final colour wash over the background. It may well have been waterproof, but it certainly wasn't very dilute acrylic paint-proof! This time, all the black will be in paint, there's no ink going on this painting!!

I'm on annual leave for a few days, so I'm hoping to get this one started quickly.

Thursday 6 February 2014

Borderlands 2 finished

Well, I thought I'd finished it, and then LewieP had a look at it. 

He identified a couple of areas I'd got wrong, so I went back to it and corrected them!

See if you can spot the difference between the "thought I'd finished" and "really finished":

Thought I'd finished:

Really finished:

In case you can't tell, it was one of the helicopters, it wasn't quite symmetrical enough for his liking!

Anyway, it's finished and headed off to the USA a while ago.

Saturday 1 February 2014

Borderlands 2 continued

Next up were the shoulders, well, the part I classed as the shoulders:

It was almost finished, but I thought I'd better let LewieP cast an eye over it, in case there was anything not quite right.

He noticed a couple of things, so I changed them.

Next, I'll be posting the finished image.