Tuesday, June 30, 2009
This is a hill at the park that people use to ride bikes and sleds down. I just happen to side near it on lunch a lot so I decided to sketch it today. I did the pen drawing at lunch and then went back after work and finished the watercolor. I'm still not a master of watercolor on the go, but I think its fun. I decided to take a quick cell phone snap shot of it when I finished, and I held it up against the actual back drop. Makes for a fun photo and Gina said I should share it with the sketch so here it is!
Monday, June 29, 2009
Please don't get me wrong here, I'm not poking fun at the recent events. This is just a great example of how much a painting's impact can change over time. I painted this years ago when he first got in trouble and everyone who has seen it has loved it. I'm not sure if people still will love it the same way anymore. It just doesn't hold the same meaning or impact as it did just 4 days ago. Strange how that happens. It will be interesting to see peoples' responses to it from here out.
There are things I could have done to make it more impactful at the time. The curtains and wallpaper could have been "boyish" colors and patterns like spaceships and race cars, but I didn't think it through well enough.
Guess it doesn't matter any more though. It is actually a pretty large painting for me, about 14" x 17", which I never do much of anymore.
Anyway...thought I would share...
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
My latest image of Mr. Fox (tentative name) enjoying some watercolor painting with some little friends. I am enjoying the smooth sketching with brushes and FW Acrylic inks. Like butter! I don't feel like I have to be perfect (not that I even could be) but rather I feel like I can just sketch and if it's messy, so what. Good portfolio pieces I think...
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Sorry I'm not posting much lately. Our kids both just had birthdays and our daughter just graduated so its been kind of crazy around here. I will get back to it soon hopefully. I've been laying out the plot to my next 2 stories using a free software called ywriter5. It's actually pretty cool. Just wish I had some good news about the first book...
Monday, June 8, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
This is in response to Brian Floca's comment on the previous post. I think this guy should have taken the warnings more seriously. What is that sword going to do to this beast? Tony D told me there was a hint of Mike Mignola in it which I now TOTALLY see in the face of the sentinel. The angular black shadows and the simple, circular eye. Absolutely subconscous, I assure you.
Just want to say thanks to everyone who has been frequenting this blog. Somehow you've found me worth checking on and I appreciate your time and interest - Joe