October 23, 2010

The Archangel Tyrael

Blizzcon is gone,
The grass has ris
Where my contest submission is.

October 15, 2010

It's gold!

This last year, I've been experimenting with the Golden Mean a little bit with my artwork. I even made my own set to use. While doing some research, I discovered several more guides used for similar purposes -all above. (feel free to grab these for your own use.)

There's a whole wealth of documentation on the web about this, of which I'll let you look up at your leisure-

. . . But something I saw another artist do (and I can't remember who) was to stretch or squash the guide to fit their painting. I hadn't thought of doing this before, and whether or not this 'breaks' the rules of the Golden Mean, it has nevertheless opened up new possibilities for me to use it in my art.

I've found it adds a nice sense of composition to my artwork. I don't literally use it in every piece, but have always tryed to at least keep the idea in mind whenever I compose a painting.

Below are a few examples where I have literally used it. I've found that the face is a good place to start -a natural place the eye gravitates to, but it really could be anything.

October 7, 2010

Lazy Bones

Somebody committed a lot of time and effort
designing something to just lounge around in.