Monday, March 25, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Not a lot of time this week: Ok I'm going on a rant...freelancing is great but it is a fight to protect my time. I work from home and sometimes the phone will ring every 40 minutes. I don't answer my phone anymore..I kinda live the life of a recluse, hiding out from neighbors and solicitors. People don't realize that a deadline job is very different then a more conventional job; I will work weekends, holidays, weeknights if I promised that I will have the job done at a certain time. I have an unshakeable focus, one which must have driven my mother crazy when she raised me. Sometimes I will lie awake and wonder: How could I have done that better? If I could do it again, what would I do differently? More efficiently? I have an 11 year old daughter, who will sometimes continue to talk to me, loudly, in my ear, as I frantically rush to finish a job. Then I have to pause, make dinner, do laundry between "breaks" and juggle, juggle, juggle. But I would rather have all this then face an LA commute! ~Thanks for listening...
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Remember this, Sergio? Ha, ha ~Years ago, when I worked at Stormfront Studios in Marin County, my Art Director was Sergio Lobato. This was at a magical time when there were no mortgages or children and we would work crazy hours to meet deadlines, but the artists there were some of the most talented group of people you could ever wish for, and just really fun to boot. Sergio's wit and sharp thinking always had us on the floor laughing! It was the first time I had ever felt that I had come home. Artists are a wacky group to begin with but we all understood each other and very much liked to hang out...There were times we would work long hours, then go out to dinner and laugh it all off... I must have been on a private rant about someone not pulling their weight and he probably quietly left this drawing on my computer when I got back from a lunch break, ha, ha. Serge is now a full time painter! Here is his website: http://www.sergiolobato.com/index.php
Saturday, March 09, 2013
Some thumb concepts for a series about Rebirth and Renewal. I actually did some of these on the plane while flying home after Dad died. It just happened to be his birthday: Ground Hog's Day. I plan to do these on canvas this year, taking everything I've learned while painting the screen shots to a bigger playground. Fun. Just pure fun.
Friday, March 08, 2013
Monday, March 04, 2013
WOW! Finally got a few moments to finish this! I've permanently added two new colors to a very small palette: Quinacridone Blue Violet and my new favorite: Light Blue Violet. Light Blue Violet is a very versatile color because what it really is is a cool neutral grey; and can be mixed with flesh tones and does not overwhelm warm fleshtones, just cools it. Manganese Blue can often turn the fleshtones too cool too fast. Also the Blue Violet is excellent for shadows on white (early morning).