A physics classroom
Painted on: February 2021
This was a commissioned painting. A university classroom of phisics in Argentina ─yes, students and teachers drink mate during the class usually─.
I made It with my Wacom intuos pen tablet using Krita.
I feel I’m imroving my skills, and feels easier to improve painting digital. Still amazed because of this.
I enjoyed a lot painting the mate. I could still add more details, but the essence of this painting is already there.
The most difficult part in this painting was conceiving the perspective. I’ve never been in a classroom like this. I made all based on descriptions and perspective development. I looked at some pictures but none of those had the perspective I was looking for. So I build it up from scratch.
After having the sketch I started painting. I made several layers for each part of the painting. That makes a lot easier to work on the silhouttes. The palette was also a complex choice. I tried to have a realistic aspect but also had to force the lighting over the blackboard to enhance the equations.
I enjoyed a lot making the aspect of the blackboard. I wrote on it with “chalk” and then applied some blur to simulate the eraser.
I still have to improve a lot on faces and human body, but I’m approaching to the realistic level I’m looking for.