July 13, 2012

Painting on Location

This was the first time for me to actually paint something on location.  I went to Highpark in Toronto with a group of friends (Jean, Andy, Katarina, Jeeyoon, Lisa and Chu) and simply... painted.  I choose to work with gouache for this painting, which proved itself to be a bit of a challenge, as we were sitting on a hill: paint rolling to one side of the pallet, sitting on an angle, etc.  Nonetheless, it was fun to do and hopefully I'll do it again sometime (soon?)  I defintely altered the composition for this painting a bit.  Altogether it probably took roughly three to four hours, I believe: kept it nice and rough :)


  1. Turned out great and it has a touch of Narnia in it too with that lamp post. Now all you need is a couple of talking animals and some children and you are good to go. :D

    I don't know if you know about this guy but none the less he does have some great techniques for illustrations considering that he's a great book illustrator famous for his Dinotopia series. You should check it out.

    1. Haha, I totally added that lamp post in myself :P It's really, really rough, so I'm surprised you saw it!

      Thanks for the link! The guy has some great stuff! I'll check it out a bit more!

  2. I was always good at finding details. But I bet you are too. :)