Sunday, November 30, 2008


I know I'm about a month late on the subject, but here is my cousin and I on Halloween of this year.  

She had no idea what I was going to be for halloween until the day of, I talked her into being a banana... it was fun. 

Saturday, November 29, 2008


I have an 11" x 14" sketchbook, and a 8.5" x 11" scanner bed.  Composite scan, thus the missing corner.  

Copic Markers. 

Michael Scott

Another copic sketch.  I liked this more before I scanned it in, I think it looks better in the sketchbook....

I have several of these coming in the next few days, and look for a pretty involved painting that I've been working on for awhile now.  End of the semester is here... that means more "fun" art to come shortly!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Figure Painting... again.

Here are a couple more figure paintings from my current painting class.  Mostly color experiments.  The professor suggests to start with bold vivid colors, and work our way to local color.  I feel grossly incompetent with a paintbrush and almost decided not to share these.  But I understand its a learning experience... so here they are.  

Hopefully I can look back on these in the future and notice improvements... thats the goal right?

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Last Weekend Sketches...

These were done the last weekend the park was open, and are the last ones I have to share with you for this season.  More to come next March! Until then, enjoy! 

Monday, November 17, 2008

In class "test"

This was considered a "test grade" in my painting class, done in one class period (about 2 hours after set up) The image is a little washed out because of the flash... sorry, scanner bed not large enough, and not enough time to set up for a proper shooting.  I tried a couple new things here, and I kinda like how it turned out.  It gives me a couple new ideas for my next alla prima painting that I attempt.  

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Copic Sketches

Recently I was able to attend a copic marker demonstration by Adam Hughes,
it inspired me to work a little with the technique.  Here are a couple sketch book drawings using copic markers. 
 No digital enhancements, these are raw sketches. 

Let me know what you think! 

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Figure Painting.

These are my first experiments with figure painting, quite different from figure drawing I might add...

They come from 3 different class periods, with 3 different approaches being taught, pretty much experimenting with figure painting, getting information down on the canvas as soon as possible, and correcting later. I've organized them, starting with my first paintings, moving down towards the newer ones.   They range in time spent from 2 minutes, to 1 hour, let me know what think. Thanks! 

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

I have 2 more days similar to share, they are still at school though so I can't phtograph them and share.  Look for them in another post. Thanks!