Unfinished stuff

General / 11 February 2018


Every year I start several personal pieces that for some reason or another end up being left unfinished. Most of the times I need to abandon them in order to focus on real work and once I can come back to them I have lost the interest, the motivation or I just want to start a totally new piece. In other cases, I come back to an image willing to finish it but as months have passed since the last time I worked on it I now see too many problems and prefer to start over instead of continuing with the same painting. And in the rarest of cases I go back to a painting and just finish it.

Here I have a little collection of unfinished images from 2017.

Dragon Ball

I started this piece as a homage to Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball wich is the manga/tv show that got me into drawing in the first place. This one will be left unfinished, I don't think I will ever come back to it. I will probably work on some other Dragon Ball fan art in the future, but it will be a completely different image.

Vikings

For this one I wanted to do something on the vibe of the cards for the game Gwent: The Witcher Card Game. I love the world of the Witcher games and I have played some Gwent too. The art on those cards is truly awesome and I even collect the images on a folder on my computer for inspiration.

From all the images that I am sharing in this article this is the one that has more probabilities to be finished in a near future, although with a few little changes.

She-orc

Yes, another female orc. I paint a lot of them, I know. This one started as a warm up sketch but I decided to finish it. Most probably I won't come back to it.

Stranger Things

I watched the first season of Stranger Things just a few months before the second one aired. And I have to say that I liked it a lot. Because of that, when I was doing some portrait studies I had this idea of merging some studies in the same image and this is the result. It was quite the challenge to keep the colors balanced between the different portraits.


Studies

I will show only a couple of unfinished studies as I have too many of them. I do a lot of studies, from gesture drawings to value studies, composition studies and color studies. Most of them are quick exercises but every now and then I like to try painting some detailed ones. These two are examples of that.


And this is all for today. Thank you for reading and see you next week.

Alejandro.