Thursday, March 31, 2011

Still Life - I call him Mr. Invader

90 Minute still life painting.

Back to Basics

Finally, getting to work with figures again, this time is a little different though. I am working completely out of my head and I must say it is extremely enjoyable. Not being bound by what I see in front of me I am realizing that I can have a lot of fun with how my figures look. Below are a few figures I drew in between classes yesterday, I rendered the big guy this morning for fun.

Also, I may have a horse rendering up here soon, drawing it with charcoal on toned paper so if you like traditional media you may enjoy this.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Photo-manipulation & Digital painting

Here is a just finished piece, a combination of various photo-manipulation effects and digital painting on top of a photograph I took of my mother. There are actually individual brush strokes over the entirety of the piece, however, I label it a photo-manipulation because I did not actually draw the shapes but simply traced over my photograph. Regardless, I feel the piece is successful enough to post it.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Digital Painting - Still life

Here is a recent digital painting of a still life done in one of my classes. About 2 1/2 hours of painting and a little extra spent on giving it the texture.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

La Brea Tar Pits

Recently, I went to the La Brea Tar Pits in LA on a field trip for my Animal Drawing class. Our purpose was to analyze at least one of the skeletons on display and transform it into more simple 3-d forms. I did several quick studies of the various species that were on display but only took one to a more finished state.

I enjoyed the opportunity to marvel at the beasts of our past and it was very enjoyable to be able to understand the scale of these creatures. Walking under the tusks of a Mammoth was quite the humbling experience.