Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Sketchbook #7

A new drawing. Often in my sketchbook I will just find an interesting face to draw and really go into detail with it. Then I just slap on a more simple graphic body to complete the picture. In this one I also did a more detailed hand, I think it ties things together a little to have the major points done in detail. I really went into a lot of detail in some really subtle parts on the face, thats maybe why I like the .3 lead I can really do tiny light details.

Monday, December 18, 2006


A new painting. I hope the black and white isn't getting too tedious, I have some color paintings on the way. I really like how this one turned out, but I don't think it will ever translate into the digital format though.
It is oil on board, 16" x 20". I usually go one basic pass to put down all of the basic drawing work, it has very soft edges and not much detail. Then it takes 3 or 4 passes to slowly tighten up all of the edges and details. I would like to do looser work, I plan on going that direction, but a lot of times I just get stuck trying to make it as perfect and beautiful as possible.
Oh well, It's nice enough that I'll make it my new website welcome picture.

Thursday, December 14, 2006


A new digital painting. I don't really know the reasoning behind it. I sometimes just start drawing then go whatever direction hits me first. To save me the trouble of a real background I just scrub in some colors that will accentuate the primary characters design. Done in painter, like pretty much all of my digital work.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

New project

Here I have my drawing for a new painting I will be working on. I usually try to do my painting from a transferred drawing. It is a convenient way to work. You can work out all of the drawing problems, composition, perspective, sizing, before you are stuck into the painting work. I think this is headed into a good direction, so we'll see where it ends up.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

This is not a co-worker

A quickly done painting that isn't quite satisfying but I don't want to spend the time to figure out why. This is not a co-worker. Any resemblance is purely coincidental, the person depicted does not exist.