Friday, October 31, 2008

One toe over the finish line.

Hello Blog. I am so close to being done I am willing to ignore the cadmium poisoning. Just gotta nail that duck, then, terminado! But for now no. Halloween party time!!!!

So I've been playing with your skin.

So Blog, here are some shots of what I did today...

Beginning of the day.

Full on shot.


Zee' hands.

In retrospect it feels much more impressive than it looks. Now it's time to flesh out the piece in it's entirety. But first comes sleep.

Also a shout out. HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE. Trick all those who dare ruin your festivities.

ciao Blog.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Twice in one day!

So I am back. I was too excited about the painting I am working on to not put up a pic. All the people featured in the duck fighting paintings are close friends of mine. This is Rob. He's a machine, a sexy sassy machine. Give it a look.

Full on.

Detail close up.

Until later, ciao.

Practice, pushes you on.

Hello Blog. I did a series of 3 paintings for my Illustration as a Journalist. I have been looking at Ashley Wood for inspiration. As is clear from his posts, his paintings are all about brush strokes and letting the paint do it's thing on the surface. I kind of love his work.

On a side note the hockey painting, from my previous post, is the first in the second series I have to do.

The following paintings are from references I took of a kid's karate class.




I felt pretty good about these at the time of completion but now see some problems I have to address. First off working larger is helping me simply apply paint (the hockey painting is 2x2) and taking better photo reference by using a camera borrowed from RIT. Small things like that are making big differences. From there I know that I have some color issues to figure out.

ciao Blog.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A big horray!

So I have added some more critters and such. Enjoy, I know I did.

Here are some more Tadpoleon shots. Stages of aggression.

Here are some other critters that I put together.

Bean Bag Beast

The Toothy Lump

Tusked Squeal Slug

These 3 are works in progress. I think I might use some of these for a future sculpture project.



Grass Stalker

Monday, October 27, 2008

These may drool....

Hello again Blog. I have some more beasties to see. Please enjoy them. A few more left to ink then the color comes, and it will be coming on very thick.

The Spotted Grump.

Another Ice Frog. Love these guys...



Sunday, October 26, 2008

Another tidbit.

Did a painting of subject matter I have never delved into before: Hockey. The painting is 2'x2'. Feel pretty good about it but still gotta get 2 more done for the series.

Work in progress...

Final product...