Monday, May 28, 2012

Closing in...

The finish line is fast approaching. Added in a branch to add some depth as a third element to balance things out a bit. Think I'll need to add a little more branch below the current one. Not sure yet... Critique welcome!

Friday, May 25, 2012

She Lives!

These wolves are taking some time, but, they're coming along. Going to be adding in a branch or two or three or however many towards the top. Still much to do, but very much along!

Also, have an exquisite corpse done at the diner tonight :B

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

IMC First-Fiddlings

So here's the concept I'm running with for this year's IMC assignment. I've chosen to paint Katniss from The Hunger Games, in a tree scouting out the arena. Mulling about the idea of a fiery halo around her head and on the tip of her arrow, but that'll be discussed during the critique session.

Time to collect all the reference I need and start with the better sketch!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

By Jove, I think it's done!

With the help of some fine folks at Drawn Today, friends, my brother, and John, I made a few tweaks and can call it done! I lightened the skull, fixed the sausage-fingers, glazed green into the mist and splattered some white into it. Letting it dry, then going to put some retouch varnish on it, and frame it. After taking a final hi-res photo of it, of course.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Relic, Pre-Critique

"Done", as in ready for critique. If anyone has any comments concerning subtle fixes for the piece, I want to hear them!


This is what happens when all my students are occupied with their own projects and I'm left with a crayola watercolor set and a pencil. For not having seen the movie in a few years, I don't think I did too bad...?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Almost done... Changed the faceted stone to a cabochon beause whoo-boy... Need to glaze in some yellow/red into the bracelets, lighten up the darker half of the skull a smidge, and really work into the stone and make it pop.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Diner Sketch

Sat and drew with John at the diner after a Mother's Day dinner with extended family. Coffee, conversation, scribbles.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Steady as She Goes

Big Bear, Doin' Thangs. Plain finger nails were too bleh. Probably going with green or summat. YEP.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Relic Progress

Good day for painting! Rainy, mellow, watching Firefly... Spent a few hours with this, want to keep painting but 7 hours will suffice. Need to rest the eyes and let the paint dry. Back to it tomorrow!

Monday, May 07, 2012


Hello! A progress shot of a new small piece I started the other day. Red Riding Hood has not been abandoned, I was out of commission for a month plus after I had surgery back in March. It did a number on my concentration and energy levels... Pain is still present, but it comes and goes, which I'm thankful for!

To get back into the groove of things, I wanted to just do a small piece. This was a board I had laying around that I had used for a collage piece 2 years ago. I gessoed over it and re-purposed the back for this baby. There's something oddly satisfying about recycling old boards for new, more self-relevant pieces rather than have old artwork that will never ever see the light of day stacked away somewhere wasting space. Enjoy!