Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Break Sketches @ Work

At work I constantly have to deal with large PSD files and lots of layers. Lately I've felt the need to take breaks and do these little thumbnail colour studies. They're painted at about 350 pixels wide, and take 20-30 mins. Just keeps me thinking about simplifying things down to readable shapes. Something I have to remember, even when I'm forced to use a million hi-res layers.

23 Comments:

Blogger Anders said...

great exercise Marco, these studies are excellent, i'm impressed by the quality of suggested details in such little pictures!

7:09 AM  
Blogger Dillon Thompson said...

Wow!! These are fantastic. Great colors in all of them.

9:00 AM  
Blogger Sorrentino said...

Your paints are full of character and mood! Beautiful use of color and I see that Mr. Sargent is quite the influence on you! cheers to you!

9:23 AM  
Blogger milkyteets said...

great studies, really detailed for the size! I like the colors you used. very nice.

12:04 AM  
Blogger Goobeetsablog said...

AWESOME!
(and I hate using all caps)

really terrific exercise
and results

9:21 AM  
Blogger GhettoFab said...

oooooh Im gonna try this! excellent studies Marco! Love how much you capture while keepin it simple

Lovin it!

11:25 AM  
Blogger Todd Harris said...

totally great work on these. your breaks are very productive man. amzaing.

3:57 PM  
Blogger tom said...

Great sketches Marco!
Inspirational stuff, thanks!

6:10 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

SO nice and great practice, Marco!

11:37 AM  
Blogger Tim Bye said...

Great work Marco - inspiring stuff!

7:59 AM  
Blogger Andrew Glazebrook said...

I love all those neat little pics !! Super work !!

5:50 PM  
Blogger Ken said...

dude, these are beautiful. Please do a tutorial one day! Or even better, a video of you painting! haha

Love each and every one.. the colours and composition. :D

2:25 PM  
Blogger marcobucci said...

Thanks guys!
Hey Ken - I love it when other artists make videos of them at work, and I'd gladly do one too. But does anybody know where to get a good, free screen capture app?

9:01 PM  
Blogger Ramses said...

Hey Marco, the color are fantastic!

12:03 PM  
Blogger Oscar said...

Wow! It's been a while since my last time here, and I'm very impressed by the new material. I'll come more often.

6:24 PM  
Blogger David Colman said...

thanx for sharing these man...these are great!!!! nice hearing someone who is so disciplined.

12:03 PM  
Blogger bog_art said...

Amazing, amazing, amazin!!.. just 20-30 minutes each one??.. I can't say which one is my favorite.. maybe the one in the middle..

5:07 PM  
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9:38 PM  
Blogger marcobucci said...

project71 - tell your masters where to shove it.

10:34 PM  
Blogger marco piersma said...

Great thumbnails!
Love the one at the top in the middle and the mountain pic in the middle on the right.

5:27 AM  
Blogger Nils said...

Waouw !

Small size, big art :)
I love the colors.

11:51 AM  
Blogger Kt Shy said...

I LOVE these! Beautifully done, Marco! :)

3:03 PM  
Blogger izman said...

Great pics! Among ur pics, I admire this so much.

You're great, bro.

regards,

izman
http://interestinghobby.blogspot.com

11:18 PM  

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