Friday, September 2, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
So I was in a meeting the other day and drew this doodle.
I really liked it, and so I decided to turn it into a painting. I'm by no means a pro at this, but my hope is that eventually I'll break the barrier between sketching and painting in color. As it is I'm way more comfortable working in line/ black and white.
I'll post the final when I'm done! :)
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Sometimes I have an idea in my head that I just have to get out on paper. I like the idea of the canine-like spider, so oblivious, trusting, and simple, standing by as the little girl tries to deal with her situation. It's a difficult one, as it may involve giving up her faithful companion and his questionable usefulness if she wants to play with the other children. I think we all have spiders that live in the form of defunct tools created from artifacts of our past experiences.
But I mean, it's just a little doodle :)
Monday, May 16, 2011
This was for an ArtOrder challenge in which participants were asked to depict the epic scene in The Lord of the Rings where Eowyn slays the Nazgul. Many thanks to Joe Meehan for doing a paint-over for me of the Nazgul. (Scary things are not in my usual repertoire!) I may actually go back into this piece and do some more work if I have time.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
I watched a really exciting Gnomon Workshop with Nick Pugh last night about creating a new design language. His process involved doing a loose, fluid series of scribbles during which he tried not to think about specific places, people or things. He would then do a couple more rounds of sketches based off of the previous ones, extrapolating the idea and eventually honing it into a concept. The idea is to let go and be loose in the beginning, allowing your art to channel the zeitgeist, or general feeling of the time. If you're lucky, the hope is that your sketches will embody the next artistic trend. I didn't take the steps too literally, but I've been wanting to break out of my typical style a little and see if I could explore some new shapes and techniques to freshen up my work. The first rounds are really just scribbles, but they started to feel like fashion sketches so I just went with it. I tried to stay true to the feeling of the original scribble and eventually I got the message across. I don't think I've figured out the next big thing as of yet, but this was a great way to loosen up and I'll definitely keep this method in my regular rotation of warm-ups and sketching practice. Try it, it's a lot of fun!