Sunday, September 23, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

tiger palm

I'm working on completing a new illustration.


A rough color reference. 




Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Figure studies / Risky Bidness


 I got the chance to get into
some figure drawing sessions here:
http://www.facebook.com/events/362609443814131/

I'm pretty stoked to get back into
live modeling sessions. The process
is great and i get to exercise gestural
drawing. I always get some interesting
results from.

I haven't drawn from a live model since
my university academic career. which is
part of my Fine Art section of my portfolio:
http://rafaeltapiaiii.com/portfolio_fineart.html




started off with some quick
5 minute poses:

The model was very dynamic.
it's great to work with a model who moves around
and uses the space creatively. 


Feet have always been tough to draw without reference
but really fun when i do have reference: 




One of my favorite gestures: 




The model was wearing striped sock.
She later put on some Tibetan style finger
claws. Pretty cool prop. 






Venetian red:





black black (black ink and black acrylic paint mix) with an 
ink wash and white white (ink and acrylic mix.)


RISKY BIDNESS
Getting back to some inking.




Monday, September 17, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tracing n sketching.




Geometric lines help me produce some
interesting effects with symmetry, assymetry
and whatnot. I can meander off course using
geometry and center lines as a guide. Structuring
faces and organic shapes is a little more difficult
yet still retain a great sense of depth and form.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Foood!


















Another food post blog.

     I have become acquainted with foodies and food. These
are some photos of the amazing meals that I have had the
pleasure of enjoying in my home.

This is also my chance to practice with food photography. This
is a collaboration with Adrienne Filley on many dishes that I
gobbled up.

I am also a member of the 'foodie' community and previously
worked in this charming restaurant. Here's the post:
http://rafaeltapiaiii.blogspot.com/2012/02/good-food-menu-design.html