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September 2014

Turtle power

September 8, 2014

I’ve been drawing in my sketchbook a lot lately. It’s nice. My drawings are improving I think. I like just simple little red-line sketches in a book. They’re so easy and it’s less stressful than trying to make the time for a painting… not that I do many of those.


Tombow, col-erase, digi color washes

ursula the sea witch

September 8, 2014

More sketchbook sketches. I always liked Ursula the sea witch, she has such presence. I think she might have been unlucky in love to have turned into such a cantankerous sea witch. Maybe her “garden” of poor unfortunate souls were really big jerks that deserved it. I’m willing to give her the benefit of the doubt.

Tombow, col-erase, and Faber Castell brush pens.

All the things are sore

September 5, 2014

For reals though… sweet tap dancing Moses am I sore. I went to CrossFit 2 days in a row. Now that isn’t that big of a deal and normal for me, but ooouccchhh. The last two workouts were really hard. I am basically a little puddle of mush laying on the floor now. So here is a drawing. This is the only position that doesn’t hurt. Don’t forget to roll out!

Plate Coral Maiden

September 4, 2014

It’s been a few since I’ve drawn a chubby mermaid, so here we go!

Done on real paper, with real markers, and real red pencil. Craaaazyyyy. I actually LOVE LOVE LOVE drawing in sketchbooks, it’s just that usually I am at my desk or laptop and photoshop means no messes.

Does anyone else have problems with finishing a sketchbook? I swear I have 40 just laying around randomly with only the first 3 pages filled in. Maybe I just like buying sketchbooks because it makes me think of potential drawings… and I just never get around to them.

ALRIGHT. Quit twisting my arm, I will fill one up this year.


Landscape studies

September 1, 2014

Last thursday at Imagineering we had the most amazing lecture by Nathan Fowkes. If you haven’t see his painting or been to a lecture you should. It was so inspiring that I am going to make it a point to implement his concepts into my own work. His mastery of value and color are just fantastic. He composes with light and shadow and everything he does is painfully good. So good in fact that while watching his lecture I thought to myself “shit, I will never ever be this good.” Obviously that’s not the right way to look at things. I will just need more milage. I don’t paint a lot, I mostly draw, and most of my drawings are almost technical and based on things that will eventually need to be built. So there is that… But you know what, I would like to be kick ass at everything.

These are two 20 minutes landscape studies from photos of Sedona Arizona. I think the comp on top needs to be simplified more, it got away from me. It was part of what Nathan was saying about picking what’s important in your artwork. There isn’t really a focal area in it. Live and learn, or in this case, paint and learn.

Carry on,