Saturday, March 24, 2012

the Hunger Games

Yesterday was the opening of The Hunger Games which is an adaptation from a bestselling novel by Suzanne Collins. Hybride did (I think) over 200 shots of vfx.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Old drawing

This is an old drawing of a good friend from high school Gus Papoutsis circa 1990.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Silverpoint stuff

I prepared a bunch of boards for silverpoint. I used matboards and illustration boards. I used Golden brand gesso for silverpoint and used a 2.5 inch brush to apply it.

The brush is a cheap brush from the hardware store so I had to keep an eye for falling bristles. The gesso dries pretty fast so I had to work fast too.
I did several different sizes. 8x10, 10x12, 16x20.

I started working on a double portrait of my aunt and uncle's wedding picture. I started using pencil and eraser to draw out the placement. After erasing the pencil, it gives a shiny finish to the gesso so I decided to abandon the pre drawing thing. Ok, Kawabunga here I go!
Here are the first marks. You cannot see it very right now but I just start placing the head on the right side of the double portrait.