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