Saturday, February 25, 2012

Grey Horse Still Life

In my little hiatus from work I recently took one of my old toy horses and spray painted it with a flat grey primer in order to do value studies. It's a great tried and true way to study forms without having to deal with too much color information. Below is a timelapse video I took while painting. Overall time was about 3 hours but here it's condensed down to about 11 minutes. Software: Photoshop v.CS4. Music: LTJ Bukem Feat. MC Conrad



14 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is great. Would love to see more. :) Love your work!

Benjamin. said...

You seem like a pretty good artist to me.

Do you think studies still help you improve, or do you just like to do it for fun?

Rayford said...

I believe it is extremely important to continue life studies if for no other reason than to go from pretty good to great;) I still have a long way to go and will never stop practicing and refining my skills. Plus it's simply enjoyable to simply draw what is directly in front of you.

Virginia said...

omg, amazing...I really really need a mentor like you to my artwork, I have much to learn. Your art is wonderful, thank you for showing it to us, greetings from Spain :).

Virginia

Rayford said...

Thank you Virginia! I hope to be doing more here that will be focused on tutorials soon:)

Zach said...

Hi Ray,

I'm a sophmore in highschool and I want to be a concept designer/ illustrator when I'm older. Do you have any advice on good colleges for this sort of thing or what kind of steps I should be taking to get better at this? I'd really appreciate some words of advise from someone as talented as you.

Thanks,
-Zach

Also, I love Skyrim and the artwork behind it even more. I can't even count how many times I've drawn the dovahkiin :)

Manoj - Electronic Document conversion outsourcing said...

Nice lighting / color on this one...

bhashkar_Quantity-Takeoff said...

I believe it is extremely important to continue life studies if for no other reason than to go from pretty good to great;) I still have a long way to go and will never stop practicing and refining my skills. Plus it's simply enjoyable to simply draw what is directly in front of you.

Benjamin. said...

Looking at THE screenshot out as of yet of Online. Looks pretty cool.

Any idea of whether any of Adam's concept work has been used on the new one?

-Benjamin

Inacio said...

For this Azura Shrine art, is 2550x3300 the true res? I wanted to print it as a poster

Bryan Wynia said...

This is great!

partha giri said...

This is great. Would love to see more. :) Love your work!
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Posting Load and Truck said...

Good work. Best luck for the next!

Adrian C.F. said...

Wow you just completely blew my mind. What a fantastic way to study forms and even better in grayscale! I've been drawing for fifteen years and I'm struggling with color in Photoshop but this is simply great. Plus it'll help me wrap my head around animal anatomy.

It's interesting that you started on some minor lighter values first but then again you're the pro, do whatever you want :)

Awesome study. I'll be using this for my exercises.