Second Star on the Right

Hello faithful followers!

So much has happened, with so little time to tell it. However, there will be more time in the future. Rest assured I will be sharing cool drawings and stories with you over the next few months that should illuminate what I have been up to lately.

The past few months have been comprised of freelance work, preparing for the CTN animation expo and taking Nathan Fowkes' Color and Light class through Schoolism. It has been an intense time of growth, both artistically and personally. I took a break from sharing content in order to focus on learning with all of my spare time, as well as making some big decisions. I have a lot to share and plenty to talk about when I return from the conference. 

You might have noticed I updated the portfolio on my website. Please do check it out and let me know your thoughts! To share a little of my process, I thought I would include a look into how I created my painting of Peter Pan:

To achieve the original above, I started with a loose sketch in the general tone I wanted for the finish. My thought is that it would be really cool to have Pan standing confidently with the sun shining in behind him. However, I also wanted him to be lit from a cool skylight above. At that time, I thought my colors were pure. It's amazing how our eyes can become accustomed to the tones.

The second step was to start introducing cool tones and local colors. After the color was basically established, I started to push and pull the color and values to increase the impact of the image. I am very happy with how this image turned out, and I am excited to try and push it even more in future paintings.

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of this process, and I will see you all after CTNX! Until then, it's straight on till morning!