Tuesday, July 29, 2008

John Carter of Mars

John Carter is a main Character from a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs was the topic in the Character of the Week hosted on Concept art.org.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I Got Sol

Yeah!!! I finally got to try out my new Soltek easel. I've been wanting one since 2001. So far, so good. No complaints and easy to use.

Painted this today with a friend who had the day off. It's the Lower Crystal springs reservoir off the 280. It's been awhile since I've done a color study in oils and boy did I feel rusty. If you look close enough you will see rust.

Martian Hands

Okay, they're not really martian hands but hand studies for my four arm martian below falling to his death.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Baby Boy

Had some left over paint on my palette and wanted to get a little more mileage with my new friend gouache. So...I painted my baby boy at nine months. Well he is 20.5 months old now and yes this is painted from a photo. I wish he could sit still for a portrait, but the reality is he is more on the bouncing baby boy type.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Landscape in Gouache

This is my second outing painting a landscape with gouache. I prefer to paint in oils, however gouache is winning me over as my new medium on the go. I was out today with my family taking a stroll around Stowe Lake in Golden Gate Park. My wife was kind enough to walk our toddler and feed the ducks while I found a spot to set up and do a quick color study.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

DSG Beastie

Every now and then I'll wander on to the Concept Art.org site and look through the different forum sections. The Daily Sketch Group is somewhere I always take a peep. There's a daily topic and anyone can post their sketches as long as it 's under 3 hours. This weird looking beastie is DSG 1382 a crustacean/elk. It's all done in photoshop , 1 hour and 15 minutes before going to zzzzzz land.

Monday, July 7, 2008

K-Love Gouache

I hate being sick...that's why no posts last week : ( Well it's Monday night figure drawing at Riley Street Art store. Tonight's model was Kat Love, which by chance I am also sculpting her on Thursday nights. She is a great model with amazing flowing poses. More studies 10 -20 minute studies with gouache.