Saturday, October 13, 2012

Seasonal fruit

Lately I have been drawing anatomical studies and painting small portraits of fruit. These were completed a few weeks ago so the seasons changed. I kind of like that actually.

Monday, October 1, 2012

science is the art of life

Lately I have been creating more work in a decidedly scientific fashion. I always loved the drawings of the "Old Masters" with an espcial appreciation for anatomy. But straight up scientific rendering can get boring. So I figured it was time to start the (almost) scientific art I wanted to see. I am doing this not so much for learning or teaching, but because its (hopefully) accurate with a (hopfully) nice design. And since I love chiaroscuro, I incorporated that too.

Pencil on Drawing Paper

Oil on Panel

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Something I'm working on. Not sure when to call it done.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

I figured I would mix it up a little bit this post. I've been working digitally lately but I always think traditional skills are best.

First up, some sketches of Antarctic explorers. I was trying to get reference for the clothing worn by early 1900's explorers, and was surprized to see so many one-zies. I thought they would look funny with bear ears.

And then there were nudes. These were sketched from a book of old photography from Paris.

And then a digital sketch. A still life from DeviantArt I reenvisioned from a photo. Nothing serious, but a great way to practice. I think this took about an hour.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Past and Present II

Oil on Canvas 9x12

Akane got me new boots for Christmas and I had paint the old and the new again. I did this one other time and I think it's a great way to show the passage of time. Now I also think this could make a nice advertisement illustration. I wonder what "Doc Martens" would think.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

After some good feedback from artists at NYCC I decided to paint this using some characters from the "Warhammer online" game. High Elf vs. Dark Elf during dusk/dawn (depends if you're an optimist).

Elven Dual - oil on canvas 15.5x12.5

For some reason I really like Dwarves. I also like Vikings and they go together well.

Graphite 8.5x11