` Devon Browning: August 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012

WWII Charcoal Portrait

This piece was a struggle because of the low resolution, damaged, then scanned, reference photograph. But I used a little Photoshop magic to burn in the face so I could see some details; then I just drew it the best I could. And even though it is still somewhat blurry looking, I like it! It keeps the feel of an old photograph because of the smudgy details. And the charcoal texture adds even more to the old timey-ness. 

This is my first time drawing an airplane cockpit, and I'm pretty frickin proud of myself. It actually looks like a plane! Cheers :)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

After dark

I finished this painting a couple months ago, but have struggled to take an accurate photograph of it due to the color scheme. Cameras are not a fan of black next to bright oranges, yellows and reds apparently... So this is the best I've got so far! I guess this is when seeing the painting in real life is the best thing :)

Click the "Gallery" tab to see more details about the painting. Cheers.