This is an illustration from the book Heidi that I did for a contest. I kind of rushed it so plan to go back and rework it a bit. I'd like to change up the woman with Heidi and spend more time on the background.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I've been doing a tattoo design for my good friends. The tattoo is supposed to be a gift. Anyway the design is meant to represent the mom and dad with the two smaller gears being their boys. If they ever have a little girl I'll have to draw them up a nice little girl gear :)
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Haven't posted in a while. So today I did a copy of a piece by Gregory Manchess during lunch. It was a really cool portrait of a steampunk craftswoman. I think I'll take a few more shots at this one. I'm really liking how Manchess' brush strokes look and I'm learning a lot from his work.
Friday, August 13, 2010
I just finished up the two paintings that I needed to finish. I'm digging this style and so I think I might do so more stuff with this look. Kinda happy and whimsical. Is it bad to use that word, whimsical?
Thursday, August 12, 2010
I got two sketches done tonight and was able to lay in a couple of washes of watercolor. I'm pretty psyched with how they're coming out. Tomorrow I can lay in some darker values and they'll be ready to take on our trip and given away. Now...must...sleep...
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I got rolling on the watercolor today. I got into it and just kept moving. I think it's done. I'll take a look tomorrow and probably see some things I'd like to work on, but mostly it should be done. I REALLY like the shadow from the gun in the lower left. It's probably the loosest part of the image and the nicest. Hope JJ likes it.
Just felt like messing around tonight. This is going to be a watercolor for my friend but I scanned it in and just started painting under the drawing. Quick and rough but fun. I'll see how the watercolor comes out. I may keep working on this in digital form....maybe?
Thursday, August 5, 2010
I was in Toy R Us getting a duplo set for my son and while looking around I spotted some of the technic sets and they looked pretty cool. At work I'd been talking to Chris about Legos and we'd been sending each other links to some cool sites that showcase people's creations. In the end I left the store with a new duplo dump truck set and a technic compact excavator set. It was pretty fun to build and I'm astounded by how complex all the gears and linkages are. I'd really like to get a motorized one at some point.
Monday, August 2, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
I just wanted to have some fun with this. No worrying about this and that, just do a fun fantasy image. The funny thing is that all the stuff I've been talking to Cory and others about is now a part of my process. For this image I kept thinking about the big shapes, "drawing verbs", and I even grabbed ref. The image was inspired by a picture I have of birds sitting on a giraffes neck. I just think that's cool. So it turned into this girl hunting on her snow giraffe with the aid of her seeker birds and a snow wolf.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Spent a little time this morning messing around with the face on the quick sketch I did the other day. I was listening to a tutorial on youtube about painting and the arist said that he likes to focus a bit on one area to set the tone. This helps establish where you want to go with the rest of the painting. This seemed contradictory to what I'd always heard which was move around, don't focus on one area. But it makes sense to me and I think I like it. Sure you need to work the entire image but at some point it's nice to establish your level of detail and lighting.
Posted by Ted Terranova at 9:56 AM
Friday, July 9, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
And it's done! This is why I like entering contests. You have a due date and that's when the image is done. I ended up adding more detail to the wind turbines and the guy in the foreground. I'm pretty happy with how it came out and I learned a lot going through the process. Here is a Link to the entry.
Posted by Ted Terranova at 5:02 PM
Friday, June 25, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
I was looking at the marine from yesterday and his head just wasn't fitting in. So I just painted over it. Why not? Today I was much less tentative in my strokes but more thoughtful. I also used a larger brush and I'm really liking how that feels. Plus I was looking at the ref face a lot. I was looking back at Nathan Fowkes' blog and trying to get more of what he says about value into my work. He is SO good with that and I'm such a noob. Well I feel like this was a step forward and a fun step at that.
Posted by Ted Terranova at 2:18 PM
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
This is a rough of one of my ideas for the Syd Mead "vehicles of the future" contest. I'm pretty happy with the direction. I've been trying like crazy to get better with rendering my sketches. This makes me think that it hasn't all been in vain.
Posted by Ted Terranova at 1:29 AM
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
I've been sketching a lot over the past few months so I thought I'd post a page from tonight. I'm using a cheap ballpoint because it won't smudge. The girl is from ref, the guy just started out as eyes, then nose, then mouth and that's me reading to my son.
Posted by Ted Terranova at 12:59 AM
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I've been doing some work on a watercolor over the past few days. It's part of a series of images showing robot toys in action sequences. Still a bit to do but it's coming along ok. I kind of want to work it over in PS a little but for now I'm staying analog. Thanks to my son for letting me use his trucks as reference. "Dad, draw trucks!"
Posted by Ted Terranova at 11:52 PM
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Some rough sketches for the Syd Mead art challenge. I'm really interested in a hydrofoil type thing. I'm trying to take some recent talks I've had with Corey to heart and push the curves. Maybe I need to draw some more verbs and not be stuck on nouns. Like cruising or turning instead of "...boat...".
Posted by Ted Terranova at 11:27 PM
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
I wanted to do paintings for two of my good friends, Jay and Colin. I decided to break out the watercolors and make some original analog art. It was really fun and energizing to play around with the water and the brushes and just let things happen. Working on these was really fun and so I plan to do some more and work on my watercolor skills.
Posted by Ted Terranova at 11:04 PM