Hello and thanks for dropping in.
Finishing up an old project here. I have several unfinished pieces I've revisited and completed recently. i have found this process to be both surprising and liberating.
Below is a painting idea I had begun years ago, and had left aside. I decided to revisit the world of Bossk and IG-88 below, doing some nefarious bounty hunting thing somewhere in a galaxy far, far away.
I had fun painting this , and hope you enjoy the video.
Below is a pic of the finished painting, and a gallery of shots taken after each session.
Thanks again for taking a look at my latest project, and stay tuned for next week! -Sketch Tutorial #6, for a figure in Motion.
See you then!
I am now officially offering a twice-monthly, virtual LIVE Charcoal Sketch Workshop via Zoom! The next session coming up on Sunday, October 18th from 2:00 to 2:45!
This is a new regular Basic Drawing Workshop, where we work out basic concepts like using dark and light values to create form, basic facial & body proportions, the line of action and general movement in form.
I share video tutorials in each Workshop as we approach these challenges, and work on individual projects together. It's a growing, collaborative, organic 45-minute Art Session, and a great place to learn some of the basics and pursue your Art twice a month!
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You can join my Workshop group by signing up to my Workshop Tier as a $25-per-month Patreon supporter!
That's 2 Workshop sessions a month, with personalized tutorial instruction and assistance! Brush up on your drawing skills and gain support with your personal Art projects! -Cheapest Art Class in town folks!!
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See you next session! Thanks for stopping by and have a nice weekend.
Hello Everyone, Happy Sunday!
Working out a new project today to share with you, heading back to Star Wars-town for this one!
When life gets too stressful, I can always count on Star Wars to make everything right in the world. (Unless it happens to be the Rise of Skywalker, which uh, did not help make everything right in the world.)
This is Part 1 of 2 below, for 'Bounty Hunting' featuring Bossk and IG-88, who had their literal 2 seconds of fame way back when in 'Empire Strikes Back'. -They are both pictured here teamed up, preparing some dirty deed in a god-forsaken outer-rim planet In A Galaxy Far, Far Away:
-This project is a return to an idea I'd left behind long ago, and had only set up with some underlying color schemes and pencil work.
It was exciting to return to it, and breath new life into it. At this writing, I am about 80% completed with this work, and setting up the conclusion (Part 2) Video.
Below on the left is where I picked this one up again, and on the right is where we stopped at the end of the above video:
Below are all the project pics taken at the end of each session:
Check out my home page for my latest Charcoal tutorials (and updates on my next live Workshop), and stay tuned next week for new vids!
Be well everyone.
Hey everyone, Happy Sunday to you!
Hope you have had a nice weekend, and thanks for stopping by. Wrapping up a fun one today!
This week's session is Part 2 of 2 for St. George (who is actually closer to Robin Hood in my version) & The Dragon (who is more like a hill in my version.) -From last week, here is a recap about where this painting came from, for those who missed part 1:
'This piece was inspired by the story of St. George & the Dragon.' The story is kind of an amalgam of older earth religions appropriated by Christianity, and a legend that propagated itself all over the Byzantine world around the 12th century AD. I was drawn to the idea that the dragon was a metaphor for the Tree of Life, and that the Dragon was at war with humanity, requiring sacrifices. (So St. George heroically has to go slay the dragon.)'
Enjoy you guys!
Below left are the source references used to set up the painting, and to help me with my lighting decisions. Below right are the Step-By Step pics taken after each session:
This one was a lot of fun to revisit and to complete; I hope you enjoyed my process and learned something about painting in the bargain! If you enjoy these videos, please consider supporting me on my Patreon site HERE.
Have a question about Art? Maybe a specific topic you would like to see me cover? Drop me a line and let me know!
In the meantime, be safe and have fun everyone. Have a great week and see you next session!
Happy Sunday everyone! Thanks for dropping by.
I have a special project this week, as I am revisiting an older project left by the wayside
for a time.
This piece was inspired by the story of St. George & the Dragon.' The story is kind of an amalgam of older earth religions appropriated by Christianity, and a legend that propagated itself all over the Byzantine world around the 12th century AD. I was drawn to the idea that the dragon was a metaphor for the Tree of Life, and that the Dragon was at war with humanity, requiring sacrifices. (So St. George heroically has to go slay the dragon.)
Check out the Video below!
Here's the finished piece for you below:
And here are my photo references for my figures and backgrounds on the left, with my Step-By-Step pics, taken after each session, up to the end of Part 1 on the right:
St. George is a Knight in the tale, but I had a thing for Robin Hood from when I was a kid, so I made my own substitution for the heroic warrior archetype to suit one that resonated more with me.
Thanks again for stopping by to say hello! -Stay tuned next week for the second and final session for this one.
Be well out there and have a great week, everyone!
Welcome everyone, and Happy Sunday! It's Video Time again here at Andrew Carson Illustration.
We are wrapping things up for 'Resident Dragon' with Part 4 this week, and coloring in all the Dragon's scales, the background oranges and reds, and all the highlights that make things stand out.
This part of the process is truly a joy, where all the work building up to now really pays off. Good times!!!
-You can check the whole thing out below:
And here is a final pic, with Step-By-Step pics in the Gallery on the right, each shot taken after a session:
I hope you guys enjoy this one. I had a lot of fun working it out, and I hope the video brings some cheer to your own day as well! -In trying times, Art as Therapy is a real thing, folks.
Be safe, have fun, and if you are of a creative mindset, Go Paint!! It really gives back to you. If you are not of a creative mindset, not to worry, just drop in next week and I can sort out the Painting part for you👍
Be Safe, Be Sane, Have Fun Where You Can. Have a great week, everybody.
Boy it has been a while. Crazy, crazy life.
I am glad to report I am still here, and finally back with Part 3 for 'Resident Dragon', which was a project I started way back in March, just before life stopped being normal and reasonable.
This time, we are setting up and going over foundation colors and undercoats!
Let me know your thoughts.
For a quick overview of the video project to date, here below are the step-by-step pics taken after each session, up to the end of this current Video Session Chapter:
And here is a teaser pic of the finished piece:
Stay tuned next week for Part 4 and the Conclusion, where we put the whole thing together with the topmost layers of color, and all of these steps finally make sense!
Take care everyone, and have a great week! Diligently working on editing Part 4 for you over here now, and I'll plan to see you next Sunday!
Hey Guys! Happy Sunday to everyone. Thanks for dropping into the weekly painting session!
This week, we continue on with 'Resident Dragon', the fantastic monster from 'The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, the classic fantasy film from 1958 starring Kirwin Matthews as Sinbad, Kathryn Grant as Princess Parisa and Richard Eyers as the Genie.
This week we are starting in on all the Grey tones and black and white values, setting up the undercoat for colors to be layered in on in our next session. Enjoy you guys!
Below is my source reference, a gallery of progress pics taken after each session, and a progress report pic of this project as of this morning 👍
That's it for this week! Stay tuned next week for the end of value rendering and undercoat work, and for the layering in of colors!
Thanks for checking into my little corner of the universe everyone. Please be safe out there, stay healthy, stay sane and be happy. Draw dragons if you need to. Whatever works!
Hey everyone, Happy Sunday!
Starting in on a new project for this week, drawing inspiration to work out the Dragon from the fantastic film, 'The 7th Voyage of Sinbad'! from 1958, starring Kirwin Matthews, Kathryn Grant and Richard Eyer as the kid Genie. This is part 1 of 3, and this week we cover the basic sketch set-up for this acrylic painting.
Below is a pic of the finished sketch, ready to begin painting for next week:
And below here is a short gallery of the work in progress, starting with the source image and with a sneak peak at beginning grey-tones and black and white values.
Stay tuned for next week, where we render the whole painting in black and white. Good times! Until then, have a pleasant weekend and a safe week out there.
Hey everyone, Thanks so much for stopping by!
We are wrapping up with Baby Yoda this week, and adding in all color transparencies over all the black-and-white value work we set up in Part 1 (If you missed it, no worries, you can scroll down below this post and catch Part 1 right below part 2! (I try to make it easy for you guys 👍)
So let's take a look at coloring in everything below.
And here below is the finished piece, with a gallery of pics taken after each painting session on the right.
Thanks again for dropping by, and tune in next week for a Ray Harryhausen dragon!!!
Have a great week everybody,
Andrew Carson is a local Bay Area artist with a focus on Science Fiction and Fantasy artwork, as well as landscapes, animal and pet portraits!