Linear perspective in the graphic arts, such as drawing, is an approximate representation, on a flat surface (such as paper), of an image as it is seen by the eye. A characteristic feature of perspective is that objects are drawn smaller as their distance from the observer increases. The observer’s view is specific to a unique position in space. Another characteristic of linear perspective is the vanishing point. It is a point in the horizon where parallel-horizontal lines seem to converge and disappear. The horizon line runs across the canvas at the eye level of the viewer. The horizon line [ Read More ]
Spontaneous interaction is the illusion of form caused by an optical reaction. Spontaneous interaction causes the design on the canvas to activate beyond the 2D surface, creating an illusion of an object protruding from the artwork.
Primary colors cannot be created by the mixing of other colors. Secondary colors orange, green, and violet are achieved by the mixing of two primaries: Red + Yellow = Orange Red + Blue = Violet Yellow + Blue = Green There are 2 categories of color primaries: 1. Additive Colors (RGB) 2. Subtractive Colors (RYB) Additive primary colors deal with the properties of light, which are Red, Green, and Blue. Subtractive colors refer to the three primary physical pigments of Red, Yellow, and Blue, classically thought of in terms of a painter’s traditional palette of colors. Subtractive primary colors are [ Read More ]
This painting of a Diablo III – Monk class was done on an iPad, using ArtRage. You can also see this painting in DeviantArt.com: http://xolartek.deviantart.com/art/Diablo-3-Monk-Fury-302548292
This artwork took me about 5 minutes to draw. Then I took a snapshot of the sketch work with my iPad. Inked it using ArtRage. Mages have this awesome command of the arcane arts, and in this illustration is a Mage using his staff to summon magic…
I thought painting was easy. I thought wrong. The following is entitled, The Mesmerizer.
Captain America, the 1st Avenger!
I’ve started to sketch a brute below. Part 2 of this project will be a painted version. Practice makes perfect!
There is a communicative power to color. Knowing this expressive power of color allows the artist and designer to clearly convey his or her intended message. A single color or combination of colors might contain symbolic meaning, evoke emotions, convey a message, attract attention or display a mood. Social, cultural, human psychology, as well as fashion trends are factors that can affect how colors are seen, felt, or interpreted. For a specific color expression it is important to understand the requirement for achieving a predetermined goal. One process of systematic color thinking is to begin choosing one main color and [ Read More ]
The following is of a project I worked on in school, involving shapes/figures, field, positive and negative shapes. This was actually done on my sketchbook and a paper bag.