Thursday, January 26, 2012
Some sketches from the first SVA drawing session in 2012...
A few 2 minutes, a 5, a couple 10s, and one 15 minute sketch...
I almost killed the 15 minute sketch by working on it after the session was finished... bleh.
It appears that I can still catch a likeness, regardless of how rusty I am... whew.
I'm always worried that as I get older, my facility and flexibility will began to wane as my eyesight slowly diminishes.
Not yet, I guess.
I'm crossing my fingers!
Saturday, January 14, 2012
More progress on the Mythological series of paintings I had to put on the back-burner while finishing my recent graphic novel...
Trying to lay in Neptune now... MAN... am I out of practice!!!
After a few hours of frustration, he's beginning to come into focus now.
Wrestling with fine details in oil paint using weathered old brushes is turning out to be a real lesson in patience... but it is part of the process. If I can't be as "noodley" as usual with fine detail brushes, I find my strokes are more expressive and loose (as evident by the background sky). This is moving my hand away from my professional Illustrator's tight perspective and closer to the less restricted fine art hand of my younger days.
These shots are more contrasty than the actual piece, but they give a general impression... wish me luck on the finish!
Monday, January 02, 2012
After a bit of a hiatus... I'm back to work.
These were a tough few months, but I've rededicated myself to my goals and am now working steadily forward. Here's hoping that the new year ahead holds more promise and unique opportunities for me!
Still waiting on news regarding my story from Heavy Metal... just stack another item on my already towering pile of stress... Hmmf... I can hardly feel it anymore;-)
More to come...
In the meantime, here are a few semi-recent 5 ,10, and 15 minute life drawings...