Thursday, December 29, 2011

Adding Some Color



When I was younger I used to shade a drawing with colored pencil, getting the layers pretty thick, creating a wax like support for subsequent acrylic washes.  This keeps the paper from wrinkling and gives a fun painterly look.  I was playing here with different costume designs.

9 comments:

Zirrian said...

Your artworks are excellent :) I came across them while I was looking for M&B related ones, and what you drew about the game...funny and great, it brought back the memories of earlier games and events :) Your stlye is good, and if you forgive me such a question: where can a humble mortal like my learn how to draw this way? I always want to achieve such style and characters, but always fail. Thank you in advance, and keep up good work!

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Thank you Zirrian! I'm glad you liked the Mount and Blade drawings.
My best advice would be never let yourself get discouraged. Keep drawing and trying new things. Good art books are helpful. Anything by Andrew Loomis. Learn to draw spheres and shapes with shading, and practice anatomy. If you learn those well you can draw anything with practice. Don't stop drawing!

Zirrian said...

Thank you, and I hope some day I can give the same advice to a keen young drawer who has the same problem :) And till that, count me as a fan of your art ;)

Anthony VanArsdale said...

You're very welcome! and thanks again.

Fr Matthew Green said...

Great work, as usual... Thanks for sharing it with us!

Alex VanArsdale said...

Awesome! I don't see why people don't dress like that anymore.

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Thank you, Father.

Thanks Alex! The world would be cooler if they did.

Łukasz Mazur said...

I really like your work. In this blog, are the best figures on what I found. Congratulations skills and ideas

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Thanks, Łukasz!