Thursday, December 25, 2008

Ernie's Holiday Ditty

6 comments:

fizzymitsu said...

Is that Starchie Spudnoggen on there? Also, glad that Puddy is still alive.

Lois B said...

Thanks for posting this, possibly my all-time favorite holiday story!

Hethe Srodawa said...

Hey Steve, stunning draftsmanship and design as usual. I had a question for you regarding acrylics. I'm keen to try doing some character concepts in acrylic like you do so I'm looking at paints the other day and realize that I don't have any clue what paints to buy, brand and palette. Any suggestions? I'm one of those slackers who learned how to paint digitally.

HieroHero said...

community glee club hehehe

Starchie Spudnoggen said...

Hethe Srodawa--
I use Liquitex Soft Body acrylics. They come in little bottles and are already whipped into a nice consistency when you open them. I tend to start most paintings with Raw Umber and Ultramarine Blue washes. I shift the tones toward one or the other depending on if I'm moving toward a warm or cool painting. The rest of your palette will be a matter of taste, I'll pick yellows and reds by what appeals to me on the shelf. I know I'll be mixing the colors a lot so I'm not as concerned about buying pure cadmium reds and such. When I'm doing a character I keep it loose as long as I can and then build up to more thickness of paint and detail in the area of focus, usually the face or details of a costume. I chop around a character with Titanium White which helps me clean up the silhouette.

Antonik-Seidler said...

I have to say it: I love her eyes! Incredibly warm-cool and scary-friendly.