Thursday, January 14, 2010

Mini-Golf Circuit.

The final assignment for my class was to do an illustration of Tiger Woods. With all the headlines featuring Tiger, there definitely wasn't a short supply of ideas to consider, but I wanted to do something that could be funny without his current scandal being the focus.

The hand was intimidating at first, and needed to be really good because it is featured so prominently in the painting. I took photos of my boyfriend Chris' hand, and used that for reference. Good reference makes a HUGE difference, I cannot stress this enough. After completing a value painting of the hand(and then adjusting the levels to match Tiger), I added color. The rest of the piece I blocked in with color and then refined as I went along.

Above are some early sketches. Once again I struggled sketching using my wacom tablet, and I am hoping to invest in a cintiq when possible. So far everyone I have spoken with says it is more intuitive and will speed up work-flow tremendously.

Overall this was a really fun piece to work on, and now that it is finished I am going to spend time creating more illustrations and studies for my portfolio. It is going to be a long journey ahead, and I want to thank all of you for your support, taking time to leave comments, and for stopping by! It is inspiring, motivating and much appreciated. More to come soon!

12 comments:

barcley said...

Awesome Kacey, its cool that he's playing mini-golf

hav said...

Now that I'm a pro hand model, I should probably start looking for a foot model to team up with. We will fight crime.

Fantastic Phalanges Force!

k.h.whitaker said...

excellent, this made me laugh out loud, great modeling, wish I could afford a cintiq, but I love my intuos

Kacey said...

Thanks! I have to say I do love my intuos for painting, but I have a lot of trouble controlling my marks when sketching with a smaller brush:(

Katie said...

This is absolutely fabulous!

Melissa Dow said...

Hey Kacey, awesome work! I'll definitely be following your blog.

I recently broke away from my Intuos and got a Cintiq. I can't even begin to describe how much of a difference it has already made, and I don't even really use it for any of the digital awesome painting you do. You will love it! And workflow time seems to have been cut in half with it. I highly recommend it.

Keep up the amazing work, and best of luck with your illo career!

Tim Moen said...

incredible work kace, as usual! youd be happy do know that ive finally started my foray into 3d. maybe ill post about it soon!

cabap said...

Wow.....
great work and a great blog Kacey,
jan :)

sensei said...

Wow you are the truth Kacey keep it up.

Aaron Wilkin said...

Hey, great blog!!!!! You have some really cool pieces here!!!! I especially like this Tiger Woods painting!!! Nicely done!!!

Jesse said...

Your pieces are looking better every time. Great job on "Tiger". Thanks for sharing your process.

Tel said...

Hi Kacey - I must say I'm very impressed with your work. Great Tiger !!