Sunday, May 26, 2013

Art: Charcoal Sketch Of Sheena II.

Charcoal Sketch of Sheena II (Conte 1710B charcoal pencil on smooth newsprint, 10x14).

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Art: Julie In Black And White.

Julie In Black and White (Watercolor and casein on illustration board, 4x6").

After reading James Gurney's blog entry on his use of casein, I decided to give them a try since they seemed to solve many of the shortfalls suffered by gouache and watercolor.  I love them.  The paints apply to the paper well and have a great texture.  They can be used in opaque and wash applications.  It will take  practice to handle edges since they dry quickly and are not reworkable (like gouache), but I'll figure it out.

For the above painting I started with a red watercolor wash and then used casein for the black and white.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Sketchbook: Jen, Seven Months Pregnant With Red Wrap.

Jen, Seven Months Pregnant With Red Wrap (Ink and watercolor in Moleskine sketchbook, 5x8").

Monday, May 06, 2013

Sketchbook: Beaver Skull.

Beaver Skull (Ballpoint pen and ink wash in Moleskine sketchbook, 8x7").

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Sketch: Sheena Portrait.

Portrait of Sheena (1710B Conte pencil and powdered charcoal on newsprint, 10x10").