Tuesday, November 22, 2011
|16 Minute drawing of something?|
|A 15 Minute, highly inaccurate, drawing of Angel Island|
Whether I even know it or not, but to make art as masterfully as they do... as any artist in such ranks. I know that a lifetime of diligent effort is required to even hope for such an accomplishment. And I have so far, been worse than lazy in this pursuit, my only excuse is that the fear of failure is a powerful force. So in an attempt to thwart the fear of failure, I am confronting it. (or at least I think I am)
|A 40 Minute drawing from a photograph|
|A 20 minute incomplete drawing of trees|
|A 30 Minute wobbly drawing of Burlingame|
|30 Minutes of graphite diarrhea|
|A 30 Minute perfect rendering of another dimension|
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
So here are a bunch of tiny watercolor passes I did for the stone face paintings. Trying to find a color scheme that I liked. I had a much harder time of this with the fiery one. But eventually it paid off. I like this process... it's kind of like a warm-up for the actual painting.
Here are some random drawings I was doing last week too, some rivers and stones. Nothing profound, just doodles. That's all for this week! Enjoy!
Monday, November 7, 2011
|Another Gouache Painting|
So this theme is so much fun I may do a few of them. I do have a bunch of these little 5x5 claybords. The last painting was supposed to be a sort of "God of Despair", depicting a melancholic stone face: overgrown with vines, weathered, and forgotten. In contrast, this one is a stone face depicting rage or hate: a stone face illuminated by a swirling banner of flames. I figured it would be fun to break the ideas into two visual elements: the stone face, and some kind of analog element to parallel the theme. I say it's not a bad way to get into a style of painting mostly new to me.