Thursday, August 30, 2007


Along with all of my painting and drawing I do some 3D modeling as my job is in the modeling department of Disney interactive. This is just a personal project I am working on. 3D work and sculpture is surprisingly near to drawing. I think the shape making and composition skills involved in drawing apply themselves well to modeling. My experience seems to be that if you can draw it you can model it. Be aware there is a learning curve involved in learning the 3D programs though.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Friday afternoon drawing

A Friday afternoon painting exercise. I almost exclusively use Corel Painter for my digital painting work.
This is a copy of a great portrait done by classical painter Paul Delaroche you can see the original here. I don't know if the original was black and white or not.

Thursday, August 16, 2007


Looking around at old cowboy pictures, I think it is funny that they all have that deer in the headlights look on their face, maybe they hadn't realised they were getting a picture taken. I really like to paint sepia toned paintings, It is such a huge weight off my mind to not have to worry about color at the same time as I'm thinking about value, composition, drawing, line, etc. This tooks maybe 3 hours. Anyway a fun topic for the Avalanche blog.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007


I found a really cool picture of Mark Twain. The first version looked like Stalin, so I had to start over(wouldn't want to support an ideology, although he does have a red robe).
I tried very hard to keep this one loose.

Thursday, August 02, 2007


A recent piece of freelance work. It's a pencil drawing on illustration board. I decided to leave the pedestal he is sitting on unshaded as a design decision, a little more graphic. Tell me if you think it was a good decision or not.