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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Done. Finally. Little Brandon came out better than expected; expressive, buttery, fresh. And if Amy looks labored over--she was! I had to paint her over and over and Greg kept looking over my shoulder, thinking I was insane. Brandon was painted in a tonal values first, then flesh tones were applied. This was very successful, but for some reason, when I tried it with Amy, (I think I got too opaque with the washes) it did not work.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

A free logo for Sienna's school. This will be printed on t-shirts. Greg helped me with the props and picking and placing type.

Saturday, July 14, 2007


Someone at Greg's work asked if I could draw creatures. I dashed these out this morning--got other jobs I need to get a handle on. These were fun, fun, fun. I love drawing animals and people and these are a strange mix of both. These go hand in hand with John Quinn's and Danbob Thompson's "Big Foot" drawings (see John Quinn, right).

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Portrait exercise, a combination of layered transparent washes and opaque applied paints. All acrylic. Started turning out kinda Bouguereau-esque, which was not my intentions, but learned a lot anyway...

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Lately I have
been messing around with opaque paints. Yesterday, at Steve and Becky's 4rth of July bbq, I irritated Greg, Becky and Steve by staring at them and sketching them in acrylic. I am concerned about different skin tones.

I still have a G-4 and it is slow. One of these days, I will update to a faster computer. This means that in between actions, I sketch characters to make the most of my time. Here are some pro bono sketches for a character I am creating for my daughter's school.