Monday, December 28, 2009

"Study for "Quest for the Elephant King-The Descent "





Happy Holidays everyone! I'm in NY with my family for x-mas and New Years. Since I don't have access to my usual supplies I'm working up a fully rendered study digitally of the second painting in the " Quest for the Elephant King" series. Thought I'd try something new with rendering a full grisalle digitally and then painting it in oil's.We will see how that works but in the meantime I've gotta put a few more passes on this thing before I can go to color...back to work!


EDIT:refined line version .thanks to Frank Lin and Monico Chavez for the advice.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Life Drawing





Thought I'd post one of the few life Drawings I did as a demo in the LIfe Drawing class I taught this semester.Didn't draw with my students as much as I would've wanted to but I'm looking forward to teaching it again in the Spring.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

study for "Quest for the Elephant King -continued"








One of many color studies I'm doing for the final painting. Getting closer.....

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Observational Sketch



Did this one when I was at the horse racing track with my Dad ( I let him handle the gambling part while I shot reference ) . Managed to take over 350 photos. So lots of new pieces in the works !

Monday, December 7, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

Observational Sketch

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sketchbook paintings






Decided over the break to do some experimenting in my moleskine sketchbook. Because its made up of watercolor paper, you can use mediums like acrylics , gouache and (of course ) watercolors in it. With these little studies , I wanted to combine my pen an ink style with my opaque painting style. Not sure if its anything , but I'm glad I tried something different.Lastly, any thoughts are welcome . More to come soon.