Sunday, March 22, 2015

Red-Winged Blackbird

I was back at it with another bird video today.

This is the finished painting. Going dark with watercolors has always been tricky for me. I think this turned out pretty well, though. At the very least, it was a confidence booster to go bold and dark in the future.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Royal Albatross

Welp, this long neglected blog is about to get... less neglected. I'll try my darndest to post a little more frequently starting with this thing I made. I've never done anything with video before, and this was a lot of fun. I think it's a more interesting platform for my bird series, so I'll probably be doing more. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Illustration Friday

I haven't had a post in a really long time, and even longer since I participated in IF, but I'm turning over a new leaf (fingers crossed). I was working on these birds for another project, but I thought they fit the topic this week.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Perkins Sketching

Well, it's been a while, but I think I'm ready to start posting again. I've got a bit of new stuff, not a lot, but some. This bunch of sketches were done on a Perkins run almost a month ago. I'll try to post something a little more exciting next time.

Edit: I think Blogger feels a little jaded and for whatever reason the image is huge. I'll try and figure it out later.

Friday, December 21, 2012

STOP! It's Pin Up Time

Here's a recent pin up project I've been working on. I never really do this kind of work, but I've been pretty happy with the results so far.

This was my first real attempt at doing a pin up. It was for a painting class project 3 years ago. At the time, I was thrilled with how it turned out. Sometimes I love looking back at old work and being completely disgusted with it. It's a good way to gauge progress I guess. I can still find some merit in this particular painting, but I love being able to completely rip it apart with a fresh eye.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

More Figure Painting

I took my Wacom with me to open life drawing again. The first pose that I got in on was the head shot on the left. We worked on it for 30 minutes, then another 20. Somehow I accidentally saved over the whole 50 minute pose, but luckily I still had the first 30 minutes saved elsewhere. Sometimes I really hate computers.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Forgetful Me.

Well, I'm sitting in my studio watching an old Bob Ross video and it occurred to me that I scanned in a doodle I did at open life drawing the other night. This was drawn with Prismacolor Col-erase pencils. Had I known it was going to be a long pose I would have brought actual colored pencils or maybe watercolors. Never the less, the col-erase pencils worked great.