Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Painting with Portlynn Step by step. (little house)

Little House

first draw out what you are going to paint in a colored pencil. lead pencil tends to smear.

with watered down Acrylic paint in the colors you want in a darker tone then what you want to finish product to be. getting color down on the page makes it less scary to start laying on the thick paint on the nice sketch. plus it tends to look better when you have an under painting.

Gradually darken colors of certain areas you want to have dark undertones in for the finished product.

Add some detailing and move from there. like the light source and some textures as well as other things you want to start working on and layer your painting from there.

Add more colors and tones and keep working the painting. then ad the grass and the trees and lighten the sky.

now time for the grass, i just like adding random analogous colors and see where it takes me.

more colors!!!!

and it continues!!!

but then i structure the grass and make it recognizable.

make the grass more defines by adding things like light tones and darker tones.

PAVEMENT!!!!!!!  start with dark and get lighter!

GATES!!!! self explainable!

almost done!!!!! next step is to add light tones!!!!

now we add the little details and we are done!


Thank you for Watching and i hope this helps! it probably didn't cause i don't really know what i'm saying! lol but that's how i paint, and for those of you who were trying to learn from  this, (AMANDA) i hope that you did, sorry if you didn't you can complain in the comments section below. have a blessed day!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

R.I.P. Elizabeth Taylor

God answers Prayer!

So you all my not believe me when i say this...
but prayer works, and whether you deny it or embrace it, i can say that it works all the time.
so about a month ago i was in an artist slump and i honest to God could not draw a bunny right. i tried and tried and all of them looked awful. but i went to my room and i prayed. (yes i prayed about drawing bunnies). and when i went back to work, i still couldn't draw a bunny. so i tried drawing a little fat girl. again, those too looked awful. but then i prayed one more time in the computer lab at 1 in the morning and i was so frustrated. the room was pitch black and i was all alone, when all of a sudden one of my friends Trevor Jones walks in. i tell him my problem, and he gives me a pep talk, and for some reason, it all just clicked in my head. i put pencil to paper and everything i drew was like nothing i had ever drawn before. in that instant i had had a creative metamorphosis so abrupt and like nothing i had ever experienced in my life.SOOOOOOOO from then on i was able to draw my own cartoons! CUTE, APPEALING, CARTOONS!!!! this whole year i was trying to draw cartoons like other people. experimenting with styles of cartooning and copying other master designers, but nothing felt right.
  i was living in a sinful mindset and i wasn't really whole heatedly living for the Lord. but near the end of the year i had tried harder to embrace Jesus like i had done before. i began trying harder to keep my heart and mind on him and it worked. i feel like my relationship with him has a fresh new beginning, and he has blessed my artwork tenfold.
       Recently as i have returned home i was struggling to take my new, God given cartoony style, and combine it with my old illustration style and it wasn't working for a while, and yes i got discouraged, but i kept praying and seeking the Lord and he has blessed me again. and this is what he gave me...

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Summer YAY! (new drawing)

i was reading Drawn to life and i got a lot of inspiration and helpful lessons about drawing so i decided to dray digitally after a photoshop hiatus.