Just one painting for this past week… breaking down something like 7 days of ~20 minutes a sitting. I guess this idea came from the fact that Lincoln and I often draw robots when we’re drawing on paper/crayons/markers. I put very little thought into things beforehand (big shock to everyone) so I was just making things up as I went – clearly I have zero grasp of mecha machine engineering/makeup.
Couple related trivia items: 1.) I have long been a huge fan of the Metal Gear Solid series so I’m sure that was in the back of my mind during this. 2.) I watched Battle of Los Angeles last night and found it eerily similar to this painting’s content (great film btw)!
Well, this week was a bit frustrating because the first 3 days of painting were lost due to a glitch in the iPad Sketchbook software. I spent Monday – Wednesday working on a painting of Lots-O-Huggins from Toy Story 3 but somehow he got deleted Thursday night! I stuck to the theme regardless of it’s painful reminder of lost time/work and started a new Lots-O painting for the last 4 days of the week.
The reason I picked Lots-O for the theme this week is because I just recently watched Toy Story 3 and am fascinated with that character. It’s beyond embarrassing that I hadn’t seen the movie until now since I claim to be a Pixar fan – so no one tell them please! In this movie the masters as Pixar have, as usual, created yet another amazing combination of a heart-tugging story, brilliant art direction and ridiculously gorgeous 3D graphics – making all of those things look effortless. This movie also had an abnormal amount of heart-tugging in the end … how does a bunch of toys cause grown men to cry!?
Here’s a clip of Lots-O’s story:
Note to self – save backups of painting every night!
There are only two paintings from this past week – but I spent seven nights on them so they add up to another week for the 365 project. The first one took 5 days and the second (probably obviously) took only 2. My original intentions for this week were to learn to paint a crab – or at least taking a first stab at it. The praying mantis/beach thing was just something that popped into my head so I went with it. Maybe these guys will come back in a future episode if I can think of a storyline around them… for now here’s their debut appearance!
I was running on fumes most of last week so I had to take the “multi-day-per-painting” approach again. I really had no theme but after a three were done I realized they were all moonlight-type scenes so I’ll pretend that was my plan all along :). The deer were a stretch (really tricky for me) but I think they came out at least halfway resembling a mammal in the deer family.
I started this one a while back when I was still doing iPhone painting. It didn’t fit the weekly theme so I just left it only phone. Anyhow since the iPad is so much better I may never paint on my phone again … so this might be my final “iPhone” painting!