Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Monday, August 13, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
As always, thanks for looking! I did all this at the Safehouse Atelier.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
One time I turned in a piece to a client with a strong hit of the color pink in it, and they asked me to change it because it wasn't appropriate for their audience. A very reasonable request, though with the unexpected side-effect of me wanting to use the color pink wherever I can in personal work now!
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
I did some oil painting back in college, but when I started these paintings I literally hadn't touched a brush in years.
Cast drawing had an impact on these paintings early on, I kept trying to make them about form instead of just abstract arrangements of color and value... which runs counter to what I was taught through most of art school.
Its amazing how you can stare at a painting for hours and not see your mistakes. I've got a bad habit of exaggerating foreheads, as we can see in some of these.
Somewhere in here I started to occasionally get something I wasn't outright ashamed of. Definitely a step in the right direction, I think.
Its painful to have some of these online, but I feel like I've come a long way this year and thought that was worth sharing.
Thanks for looking, can't wait for the next time I can post a year's worth of paintings all at once.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
I did these covers for Capstone Press last year. I only just noticed them on Capstone's site, I have no idea how long they've been public.
Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
To be honest, I didn't know what to think about cast drawing before I started.
I soon found that a main goal of cast drawing is not just to render something immaculately, but to internalize the relationship between form and light. It's obvious in theory, but can be elusive in practice.
The impact on my personal work has been solid. Light and form are becoming more of a reflex. When I'm working from imagination I make confident decisions where a year ago I would have been confused.
I know many artists haven't given this a shot and don't see the point, but there are many artists who HAVE given this a shot and DO see the point. Don't knock it til ya try it, it could make a world of difference. ;)
I did these drawings at the Safehouse Atelier. Represent.