Saturday, May 31, 2008

Art: Deggi.

Deggi (watercolor on watercolor paper, 9x6"). From a live model. I painted with a minimal palette, using only the three primary colors: red (cadmium red light), blue (ultramarine), and yellow (cadmium yellow light).

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Art: May Miscellany.

Some recent and random study work....

The painting on top of the corkboard is oil -- the rest are pencil and watercolor.

Yes, that is a Debbie Gibson trading card above the metal clip. And no, I will not sell it to you.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Art: Cecilia.

Cecilia [cropped] (Conte pencil on newsprint. 14x20"). Drawing from live model.

From a likeness perspective, one of my best drawings. However, my shading technique is rougher than I would like.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Art: After Frazetta.

With respect to art, a great method to develop your understanding and improve your technique is to try and reproduce the artwork of artists you admire. When I was younger, I rabidly consumed Conan comics and books. This act exposed me to the magnificent artwork of Frank Frazetta. Ergo....

Dancer From Atlantis, After Frazetta (Gouache and acrylic on watercolor paper, 10x14").

Friday, May 09, 2008

Art: Teresa.

Teresa (Conte pencil on newsprint. 7x18"). Drawing from live model.

The model's head was tilted back slightly. While I was able to capture that angle in her eye placement and the planes of her nose (ironically, the toughest part), I wasn't able to get the rest of the head to follow suit. I think that her chin needed to come out more.