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Book Illustration Challenge

Book Illustration Challenge

So I have decided to take up a challenge I found online to create a book cover illustration.  The guys running the website where the challenge was posted are awesome artists and it’s really just for the fun of doing it and for additional portfolio content creation. Here are the general parameters: “…the challenge here … Continue reading

iPhone portrait paining

iPhone portrait paining

Got the new Autodesk Sketchbook mobile app and painted this….I like the program, suitable while I’m on the go or have a quick idea.  Haven’t painted digitally for a few months now so it was nice to get back into it a little.

Child’s play…

Child’s play…

Had some fun while painting with Joey using cheap kids paints and a crappy brush…..had a blast and love involving the kids in creative stuff!

Brush Strokes

Brush Strokes

Well I’ve been utterly disappointed in my recent figure drawing painting attempts.  I find that the end product does not justify the large time that goes into them and with all that work they end up looking very much like a “computer graphic” and not like a painting.  I’ve been in awe of some traditional … Continue reading

Recent Figure Sessions

Recent Figure Sessions

Decided to post up work from my past few figure drawing sessions.  I don’t like most of them but I learn something from each one and can use it to improve. Warm ups: 25 minute pose, I focused on the face…..and didn’t get very far. Made it to my first long-pose session, spent a ton … Continue reading

New brushes

New brushes

Been having fun experiments with new brush settings and techniques, thought I’d share one example…..hopefully more to follow.\

Texture sketches

Texture sketches

Been playing with some new techniques for getting texture integrated into my sketches.  Made some quick doodle sketches with some custom brushes I developed.  Pretty happy with the brushes, the sketches are just for exercise but every drawing helps. Click for full size…    

Figure Class Paintings

Figure Class Paintings

These are two of my better 25 minute paintings from tonight’s figure drawing session at Rich Brimer’s studio.  This is only my 8th figure drawing session over a span of 7 months but even so I feel like my speed has improved exponentially and I’ve been able to practice my technique over that 7 month … Continue reading

Daniel Craig Portrait

Daniel Craig Portrait

Portrait painting from a photograph reference, decided to show some progress shots along the way.  Please comment! Finished Piece (approximately 1.5 hours of painting in Corel Painter):  Please click to view all the detail in FULL-SIZE!! Progression:  Please click to view all the detail in FULL-SIZE!!

Eye Study

Eye Study

I was planning on painting a full face and got hung up on just one eye.  Trying to come up with an interesting stylized version that still had a realistic feel to it.