Monday, January 25, 2016

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Duck and Barn



Although this duck looks almost identical to the one I posted yesterday it is in fact an entirely different drawing.  This version was done in my watercolor sketch book, inked and then "colored" with watercolor paints.  The background scene is a Photoshop painting I did a few years ago.  After taking a photo of the new duck painting I brought it in to Photoshop and put the images together.  The colors of the new watercolor duck are exactly the same as the marker version, but I tweaked them a bit to work with the colors of the background scene.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Monday, January 4, 2016

Sunday, January 3, 2016

George Clooney Composite



George, Gravity is catching up to you.  Ha ha.  Only kidding.  I thought I would composite my drawing with one of my paintings and some of the photos I've taken.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

George Clooney Final



Other than a recent drawing of a house, I haven't been doing much "finished" work in graphite.  I was pleased with how smoothly this drawing came along all things considered.  I've included some WIP's, but I knocked the values down a bit and left them low res so they didn't take up too much space.


Monday, December 14, 2015

Monday, December 7, 2015

Marker Monday 12-7-15



Even those guys hanging out in the 100 acre woods are excited for the new Star Wars movie.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Watercolor Study 12-2-15



More of an experiment in pushing paint around to create different surfaces and edges.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Watercolor Study 11-18-15



Doing my best to channel my version of another David Bellamy painting.  All watercolors - - no pencils.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Race Horse 11-15-15



The original reference photo for this drawing had a jockey and all of his racing gear (saddle, colors, bridle, etc.) on the horse.  The challenge was to draw only the horse - - I think it came out ok all things considered.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

Watercolor Plus Digital



This painting started out as a traditional watercolor.  I then took a photo of it, brought it in to Photoshop and painted a few elements over the top.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Marker Monday 11-9-15


The rarely seen Eggshell Walker also known as the Orange Billed Crackatory.  Scientist still have no explanation for how the female is able to lay such a disproportionally large egg.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Watercolor Study 11-4-15



I did an underpainting first using water soluble graphite and then added the watercolor washes over the top.  Still a long way to go in learning how to use watercolor paints and achieving the look I'm after.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Inktober 31, 2015



Day 31 of Inktober 2015.  I made it!  Hooray! 

Overall I'm pretty happy with the drawings.  Some good ones - - some ok ones - - but the commitment of creating a new piece each day for 31 days was what it was all about.  

This last drawing/painting is actually layer upon layer of an ink wash.  50/50 black ink and water mixed in a waterbrush and painted on watercolor paper.  I then used an ebony pencil over the top to add some of the textural elements.

This gargoyle was painted from a photo I took at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Strasbourg France - - an incredibly beautiful city.



Wednesday, October 21, 2015