Monday, November 16, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Lately I have been trying to come up with some ideas for a Halloween art show that will be in a gallery at the University. My ideas are based on my favorite monsters and these 2 pages are the thumbnail ideas for the paintings. I usually go through a process like this that basically gets my ideas on paper and out of my head so I can edit and change the drawings as I go to the more finished illustrations later on.
This is also the first time I have started on a show like this early in the year...I usually wait until closer so I can work a tighter deadline and finish the last one right before the show. Not really procrastinating, I just like working under pressure, it is easier to do it that way, I don't tend to over think things too much that way.
I hope you enjoy looking at these and come back to see the finished work later on.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Here is a doodle I did with my new ink to test out the paper I use with the ink. I am happy the way it turned out and I plan on using this as a jumping on point for a future painting. I am really starting to like the black and white style because it forces me to look at an image without all the major detail.
For some reason everytime I look at this guy I see Charlie Sheen.
Strange how the mind works.
Monday, May 4, 2009
This is a new style I am trying out. I have found a great Sumi ink from Japan and it smells awesome and the blacks are really dark. I have been on a quest for a really nice Black ink that only goes into the gray scale if I add water or something else...not turn gray right out of the bottle. I used to really like Higgins Black Magic ink but it lost its darkness over time.
Anyhow I approached this draawing with very little pencil work for the underdrawing, basically enough to get the idea. The main drawing was done in ink, something a artist named Grant Lund many years ago told me to to do...to gain more confidence in your drawing skills...draw in ink.
He was right!
And this is Star Wars...something that got me into drawing many years ago!
Friday, March 27, 2009
This one was done for my brother-in-law for a charity auction. It was basically designed in a couple of days and executed in black and white.
Black and white paintings are where I started playing in paint and is something I want to do more of in the future...not worrying about color and stuff makes it a challenge and FUN! And FUN is the main this to have...right?