Sunday, December 23, 2012

Happy Holidays Freebie!

Hi Everyone,

Everyone's been asking what an Eric Fortune snowman Holiday card would look like....ok, so that's a lie.  No one has ever asked that question.  Ever.  I did this little promo piece a while back and had a lot of fun painting it.  I thought I'd go ahead and share this one for the holiday season for anyone who wants to make a card, give it to a friend, or blow it up and try to reverse engineer my technique, have at it ;)  This is a give away and I do request it not be used for profit making of any sort.  Just paying it forward.

Hope everyone survived the Apocalypse and continues to have a Merry Christmas, Great Holiday Season, New Years, and life in general.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Work in Progress

Here's where I'm at with this piece.  I'm currently working on the background.  Tomorrow I'll start putting work in on the main figure.  Also as a reminder for anyone interested, enrollment for SmART School is open.  So check it out here

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Texture can be fun

Here's a quick progress shot.  I've been trying to keep the small brushes at bay as well as applying large washes that take a bit of time to dry.  What I've been doing instead is utilizing more of the scumbling/ dry brush application.  I've been using mostly a filbert and a flat brush.  I'm still using a fairly thin wash and gradually adding darker and darker washes.   The texture of the background is also a good opportunity for a looser brushy application. 

Today I actually picked up a no 6 round brush and did some refining on the drifting smoke.  I'll try to keep the small brushes to a minimum until the end but you know...stuff happens.  Every now and then I need my fix ;)

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Final Final Drawing

Tomorrow aka later today... I paint.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Final Drawing

I'm trying to move quickly on this piece.  Trying.  As noted previously, what was I thinking doing a larger painting with a deadline around the corner?  I will make this happen.  Back to work

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

New Piece for upcoming show

Against my better judgment, I've decided to do this as a larger piece.  I'm not the fastest painter but I shall accept the challenge.  There's nothing like a looming deadline to kick your ass a bit.  I think the figure may change slightly but the overall composition should remain the same.  It's something of an homage.  I'm sure you can guess who and which painting.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


I had a great time painting rock texture last night.  True story.  Here's a little peak.  I'm also working on a new piece for a show at Roq La Rue opening in Jan that I'm really looking forward to starting as well.  I had a photo shoot today and will need to do some major hustling to meet this deadline.  Will post more soon.