Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I notice while doing the longer sessions, I relied more on shorter, angular strokes rather than fluid lines. I don't know if it's because I'm drawing a lean male form or if I'm just working differently. I was a bit anxious to do some long lines, but it just didn't work out. I mostly used the side of the charcoal stick to indicate the lines, rather than drawing them.
I'm kind of disappointed with the one holding the stick; I got a bit lost there.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
This is the file to one of the first sketches at the beginning of my blog. It was done in OpenCanvas, but I decided to record it so that you wouldn't have to download the right program to see it. It's kind of choppy, sorry about that.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Another version, I'm trying to get comfortable with pencil again. Ironic, since not so long ago I was trying to get comfortable drawing with the tablet, and now that I am I'm trying to go back. The frustrating endless cycle continues...
Pencil, colored with Photoshop.
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Sunday, April 13, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Oil on canvas.
This piece was done about a month ago for a show. I'm still waiting for the weather to get better to do some plein air, but it doesn't look like it for awhile. Usually, it's summery by now in Iowa, but it's been raining for two days straight. Whatever happened to global warming?
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
I also caught the exhibitions on Winslow Homer and Edward Hopper. It was overwhelming how many paintings there were, especially Homer's, I liked his watercolors the most. I wasn't very familiar with his work, so that was an awesome introduction. Too bad taking pictures wasn't allowed.
Monday, April 7, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
I did a digital painting demo last night at the gallery where I show work. I had a great time just painting and answering the odd questions then and again. It got a bit repetitive, as I had expected, but it was great to see so many happy faces when they find out they can do this with photoshop. I also found out was I more comfortable painting in public than I realized.
A lot of portraits, of course. The last one was from life and the rest were from my imaginings.