Thursday, July 31, 2008

Mushroom Princess

I doodled this during work today it's been a long time since I sketched in flash. not sure where I'll take this one directionally, but I have some ideas :)

Monday, July 28, 2008

Red Head

Here she is, just in time too! The art jumble theme was technically over 10 minutes ago.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Red Head Cleanup

Here are the cleaned up lines and a rough color for the red head. Hopefully, I'll be able to get the blonde in today as well. can't wait to see this thing completely painted!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Red Hed

Here's the sketch for this week's Art Jumble. The theme is red heads... I could be cool and creative and take a less-cliched interpretation of the words "red head" but why do that?! I'm gonna treat this one Similarly somewhat to the "brunette" I did a few weeks back, I'd also like to do a blonde for last week's theme and pair it with this one. I have a few days before a new topic...
And I get my cintiq tonight! I can't wait to use it! This'll be my first at-home cintiq. I'm buying it from my good friend, Erin Middendorf, whom inefibly prefers the tablet. It's understandibly a small platform for painting... nevertheless, I can't afford the newer 2000 dollar models... despite my desperate longing for one *sigh*. In other news... to those of you who care about it (Liz) I am so very painfully aware that I'm 3 months behind on my "lady of the month" series... I got stumped on May's painting... I think I got a little too ambitious as well... as it deviates profundly from the aesthetic of it's predessecors. Reflecting upon the series as a whole, I am debating whether or not I should bother continuing with it... many reasons are influencing me. A: there's little place for them in my body of work. It's such a wierd little niche, and there is so little to unify the piceces I've done. B: And looking back, they seem, at least artistically, very trivial to me... the list continues. I've got so many more interesting art endeavors that I could pick up otherwise and I might just do that. I started them, I suppose, to rekindle my forgotten talents with watercolor, gouache, and pen & ink. Which they haven't done as I had hoped. I'll continue to search for ways to explore the traditional media again... but don't expect to see any more lady's of such an ilk.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Succulents Done!

Here's a progression from sketch to middle-stages of one of my latest pieces... just me watering my succulents (cacti and the like). I hope to eventually pull this one into Photoshop and throw in texturing and more minute detail work please, let me know what you think!

YAY it's done! I think... I finally got time to work on it tonight and seeing as how crazy my schedule has been this week I'm gonna call it done... hope you like it guys.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Back from Maine (WIP)

Just a super quick sketch that I'll likely flesh out more over the next few weeks. I recently spent a week in Maine, my home state. and of course, I had lobsters. not enough, but oh well. The trip was great decompression and I somehow still have a job here in Cali :3 . Anywho, I always feel somewhat guilty about eating one of my favorite foods on account of how they're prepared... so I thought I'd illustrate those feelings... or mayhaps I was literally run out of Maine by the ghastly visages of my delectably ample-clawed victims! oh the horror! oh... and their names are Charles and Gregory, respectively...