sketch blog of dixon leavitt
The mashup of color with the almost colorless lower part looks super nice! It's fun to see these - are you trying out new techniques?
Ha! His little legs! Great movement, Dixon. You really manged to convey the weight and mass of the armor too (he probably tips over when he dismounts).
Rachel, thanks for asking. Yeah, for sure I'm experimenting with brushes and approach, and as well I'm trying to apply what I've been learning from a workshop taught by Sam Nielson at Schoolism.com. It's been a great workshop teaching in depth about the properties of light and matter--from an artist perspective.(BTW, he's really good at color and design, and well so many things.) But the mashup of color with colorlessness happened because of laziness, he heee. Instead of figuring out just exactly would be happening in the horse fur, I left it more value based...I mean, I did it on purpose....eh hem. But yeah now that you mention it, it does give an interesting effect.Maybe I'll mess around with it more in the future. Hope that answers your question.----Kim, thanks for your comments as well! Glad you liked it. Maybe I'll do one of him dismounting!
Dixon! Man you got a great sense of atmosphere and gesture my friend. It was fun meeting you in the workshop! Hope all is well!
Barry! Thanks, It was great to meet you too. Best of luck!