Wednesday, July 31, 2013


I feel like this stuff shouldn't take as long as it does.  Today, I'm going to try and get as much done on the figure as possible.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013



Tuesday, July 23, 2013

wip nuff said

I lied.  I'll say a little bit more.  Sometimes I forget how fun painting can be.  Especially the somewhat organized spontaneity of the wet on wet application.  On the wall the application is a much thinner wet on wet.  On the table top I'm using a slightly thicker wet on wet application.  Think of a consistency closer to melted ice cream.  It helps to have the colors you intend to bleed together already mixed and ready to go.  I have to keep reminding myself to stay loose(not unlike a "your mom" joke I recently became familiar with) in general.  Though, it also feels good to tighten up and do some detailing here and there and actually finish a section.  I guess the old "everything in moderation" may apply to my process as well.  More to come(insert mom joke here).

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

"The Demon Haunted World" Final Drawing

With some help with my photo reference I've taken a fairly loose transfer of the sketch and created my final drawing right on my watercolor paper.  The photo reference turned out pretty good for this piece.  It took awhile to get in the folds and creases of the fabric, but the refined drawing should serve as a good foundation to layer my paint over top of.  It's not necessarily a follow up to "Goddess of Antiquity" but I think I liked that piece enough that it influenced the direction for this one a bit. I'm trying to be efficient with my use of the pencil.  I don't want a fully rendered b/w drawing.  I want just enough information with room to let the paint work for me as well.   I've uploaded a larger image for anyone who'd like to zoom in for more details.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

"The Demon Haunted World"

Kudos if you get the reference here.  Here's a slightly refined sketch using my photo reference.  I didn't add tons of detail.  I just want to get the proportions right.  This saves me time because I'm loosely transferring the sketch and will add the details of my finished drawing right on my watercolor paper.

  Here's a vid I made a while back discussion my transfer technique for anyone interested.