Monday, November 23, 2009

More trading

A new sketch to be traded away.

This has led to a color version and even a process video to be posted soon.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

sketchbook #41

Just wanted to get something up for the weekend.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I hate this guy

For the Avalanche blog (not by choice, I assure you).

I had a rough version of this that I thought was probably finished but then some extra time led me to push it more. I'm glad. A little trick you may want to try with your next digital painting. run the blur filter when you think it is getting close to finished, then sharpen the selected areas that need it. This is similar to the method that I use with figure drawing. Build it up, then mash it all down, then build again, repeat as needed.

Monday, November 16, 2009

just one more

And now for something completely different.

Can you just see those little eyes just begging for another Cheerio.
This is our baby and the reason for my lack of good oil paintings/drawings these days but really how do you put down something like this to paint, I haven't figured it out yet. She's is totally delightful, we're glad we went ahead and got her with all the upgrades.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I found this guy hiding out in my closet, so I painted him. He seemed annoyed but didn't speak much.

Note: This story is not true

Monday, November 09, 2009

colors of the wind

In a recent post I mentioned some frustration with my own choice of coloring. Here is a new painting of my wife, after the drawing stage I flipped through my piles of reference and found this classical painting done by John Alexander White as my reference for the colors. I went a lot warmer but you get the idea, and it was a good way to use a color palette that turned out a lot more interesting then what I would have chosen otherwise.
I am also satisfied with the limited finish work that left the crosshatch work on certain areas like the jacket.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Color Sharpie™

I was so happy with the drawing I did a color version, This painting was a huge file because of the layers and layers I was using to build up the work.

Monday, November 02, 2009


I had a request from workmate Casey Nelson for a Halloween poster of a monster family member. This is my contribution done with pencil and a Sharpie pen on a big poster board, I really used to love Sharpies for artwork in high school but these days I rarely get the opportunity to use one.

On the Halloween note check out Kevin Keele's ridiculously cool pumpkin and timely warning about trunk or treating.

Stay tuned for some coloring.