Thursday, July 29, 2010

more wip


Put the painting down to flatten the piece. It helps to do this every now and then if the paper starts to buckle from the washes. It's just nicer to work on a flat surface. So I switched it up today and spent time fixing up this final drawing for another piece. Feels good to take a break from the other piece for a day and to work on something new. But tomorrow I paint.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

wip



Here's a detail work in progress of one of my new works on paper.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Fantasy+ 3 Best Hand Painted Illustrations Feature


Got a nice surprise in the mail the other day. This is a beautiful looking book with great interviews and tons of cool art. For more info on this book go to http://www.cypi.net/

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Great News! Chesley Nominations


I've been nominated for 2 Chesley Awards. ”Best Color Work: Unpublished” & ”Best Monochrome Work: Unpublished” As you may know, the Chesley, named in honor of Chesley Bonestell, is the only science fiction/fantasy art award voted on by the artists themselves. I don't want to count my eggs before they hatch but I will keep my fingers crossed. Regardless this is quite an honor. Thank You and Congrats to all.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

LeBass Projects in Oct


Busting anus on some new works for my next show at LeBasse Projects. Once I get that cleaned up I'll start working on some art....BadaBoom. On a more serious note. I am working on several new paintings. Since that last canvas turned out half way decent( I liked it) I'll be revisiting that as well as some new works on paper. Scaling up a bit on the newer paintings and I'm excited to get started.

However, getting all the preliminary stuff out of the way has been tedious. But all the work is just about ready for some color. All the little things are just about taken care of and I'm feeling a little momentum. I also discovered 5hour Energy Drink....not sure if that's good or bad. Everything in moderation right?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Columbus College of Art & Design




Last semester I taught my first class. I was anxious and awkward and one can always improve. However, I hope the students were able to take something beneficial from the class to help them along their way to a career in art. Overall, it was a great learning experience(at least for me;) If I had to break it down I would say work really hard at your art and promote yourself. There's a saying I heard when I was in school that went something like "We all have a thousand shitty drawings inside each one of us. The sooner we get those shitty drawings out of the way the sooner we can make drawings that are the shit" I may have switched it up a bit but hopefully you get the point.

Here are some finals from a few of my students
http://www.dmarciniak.com/
http://www.bernadettecarstensen.com/
http://www.alexlyonillustration.com/

Monday, July 5, 2010

Opening this Friday, July 9th at Roq La Rue



I'll be showing next to Glenn Barr this Friday at Roq La Rue in Seattle.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Fun with Spontaneity..



Applying the information from my photo ref to my sketched out figures can be difficult at times. However, there are certain areas where I can just make things up as shown here. Ultimately, I want develop a cohesive blend of realism with my natural sense of stylization in the finish.