Saturday, March 27, 2010

March WetCanvas Portrait Challenge

I have been busy at work in March, so have not had much time to post. I recently completed a 4-evening Color Theory oil painting class and did the March WetCanvas Portrait Challenge. This portrait was painted in oils and is from a photo reference.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

February WetCanvas Portrait Challenge

Vine charcoal, compressed charcoal, and Conte charcoal pencil on Sennelier Pastel Card. I like shadows and enjoyed the challenge of obscuring the left side of the face and only suggesting details. The support is very attractive, but also very delicate. I damaged the paper as I was working and had trouble adding charcoal on the damaged areas. Lesson learned: Do not erase too much on this support. (Does this mean don't make mistakes?)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Yet Another Zombie

Can one ever draw too many zombies? I think not. Micron pen on Bienfang Graphics 360 paper.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Dallas gets 12.5 inches of snow

Here is what I saw as I stood on my front steps this morning. A winter wonderland. Except of course for the trees falling down from the weight of the snow and all the power failures. 12.5 inches in 24 hours. A Dallas record.

Another Muddy Zombie

Here is another version of a muddy zombie. Micron pen on Bienfang Graphics 360 paper.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Illustration Friday - Muddy

Getting muddy is an occupational hazard for zombies. You know, crawling out of the grave and all. Micron pen on Bienfang Graphics 360 paper.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Work In Progress: Oil Portrait of Christopher

I am working on an oil painting of Christopher. Here is what I have so far. I am in the modeling stage. The vertical stripes behind his head will be curtains.

By the way, a porn site was leaving comments on my blog, so I switched to moderated comments.