Wednesday, July 29, 2009

July 29 - Color self sketch

Only had time to do a quick 30 minutes or so sketch before work. Traditional paint takes long so I just did a photoshop self portrait. At least it's something. I did do a gouache painting of a knife last night too I just didn't post it. Gouache is slightly easier for me than acrylic I think. Of course, I was only using greyscale for that too.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

July 25 - Squirrel

I need serious work on traditional media . Argh. This tiny little painting took me the whole of Return of the Jedi to paint. There' s very little to this painting and it's only about 4x3 in. Blech. This is probably something I should do every day. It's difficult to paint your image when you struggle with the media so much....

Thursday, July 23, 2009

July 23 - Life Drawings

It has been forever since I've had formal life drawing. It's nice to have gotten to do it thanks to KC and Mary Martin. I went to a local life drawing group this past Tuesday and it was much fun. There were more artists there for me to meet too. Bob Hague from the sketchcrawl was there and the host, Mary, had tons of oil paintings in her studio. Two others were Ann and, I think, John and the model Jenny Coyle who I actually knew from one of my VCC classes. She's a great model. Hope I get to do this again! My drawings prove I could use the practice.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

July 21 - Maces, Bomber Jackets and Fireflies

This was supposed to be a quick finish of a doodle out of my sketchbook from a few weeks back but it turned into a bit longer mini project because I wanted to experiment with scenery. It looks about as thrown together as it was. Again, something I need to work on.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

July 19 - Diverfish

Yay, I finished a traditional piece! Been a long time since I've actually painted. Took me 12 hours for a 9x12 painting. It was fun but I need a crapload more practice. This is a horrid photo of it by the way. The colors aren't THAT bad.

Friday, July 17, 2009

July 17 - Too much bots

I've been watching/listening to Transformers:Animated while I've been drawing for the last few weeks on Youtube. Yesterday I finally finished off the last of the third season and made a couple of sketches with robots. The other one is still in my sketchbook. I work on it while I wait for paint to dry on my fishes. Speaking of which, I need to work on that today.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

July 14 - Fish Color Study

Fish Color Study
Originally uploaded by hyperionave
I'm actually working on a traditional piece now. Here's a process piece from it. The bristol is cut out and has the pencils on it now so I'm committed! Those 5 pieces of Strathmore 500 I bought at the beginning of the year will finally be eaten away. Yay!

July 13 - Button Girl

Button Girl
Originally uploaded by hyperionave
This is the finished end of the study I posted earlier. I really need to work on character designs. There's just always something missing. Guess that's why you just keep at it.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

July 12 - Sketchcrawl

Originally uploaded by hyperionave
Okay, I missed a day. I will excuse myself by saying I was drawing for most of the day and I can prove it with this post. Yesterday was the 23rd International Sketchcrawl. I and at least a dozen local artists participated in the 7a to 7p event. It was an absolute blast and I'm so going to the next one. Many many thanks to Tom Thorspecken for organizing it. If you don't know who that is please go check out his blog. These are some of my lowly sketches.

I uploaded my best sketch here but go to my Flickr for a few more if you're interested.


Friday, July 10, 2009

July 10 - Button Girl

Originally uploaded by hyperionave
Hi! This is my first post in what is hopefully going to be my daily sketch blog. This post is part of my process on a piece I'm doing for the weekly character challege on The theme this week is Supercute. This is a color sketch of the character I've made. I'm still not really happy with the colors. Seriously need some work on my sense of color. Blech.