Friday, December 28, 2007
Lately I have been trying to get back to my journal doing the type of drawings that keep my nose in the book all day every day.
I borrowed an old west book set from my parents a while back and I have finally cracked them open and started drawing from some amazing old photographs. There's nothing like those old black and whites. I could spend hours just starring at these old images.
This sketch is from a photograph of an old medecine man cloaked in a bear skin. Only a portion of what I've drawn is from the photograph and I decided to expand on it.
Friday, December 14, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Last monday I got a job from virginia living for an article about bird watching on Chincoteague Island. I was required to use irregular edges so it made croping rather difficult, but it was a fun challenge.
With this job and everything else going on I've been very busy. I just got married on september 22nd, I still have a full time day job and a full time illustration job, and I have been apprenticing under Sterling Hundley. The marriage is everything I hoped it would be and more, the day job is slow and without reward, the illustration work is coming slowly but surely, and the apprenticship is absolutely great.
I'm still working on some personal paintings and I have yet to bring them to finish so that's what I hope to have up next.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Ive been working on progressing my work and finding new tools and techniques. This piece was more personal than anything. It is an example of how I am constantly trying to find my voice, not so much in the image itself but technique. Most of what I am doing here coming a lot from my influences so I still want to push this new work in a different direction.
Friday, September 28, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Lately I have been doing a lot of promotional stuff (send outs...etc.) so I have these drawings I am doing on the envelopes I send out. Ive published one of them on this blog. Also, I have just been doing a lot of drawing in general and not as much painting as I would like to. So for now, here are a couple recent sketches as well. Hopefully I will have some of the paintings Ive been working on up here as soon as I finish them.
Monday, July 30, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
So Im finally back from the academy and I had the best learning experience possible. Gary Kelley, Mark English, John Foster, John English, Sterling Hundley, Brent Watkinson, George Pratt, Robert Meganck, Doug Chayka, and the list goes on. It was a great two months and I hope I can go back next year. So here is just some of the work I did there. First is a portrait of Steve Prefontaine, next is an illustration of "blue," I choose blue collar and I did a speed painting (45 minutes) of a reference shot I took for that piece, last is an Illustration for the third chapter of pinocchio where gepetto just starts to carve the "little wooden bastard." I hope to have the rest up soon but I have to scan those.
For the future I am working on a bird calender with a group of illustrators.
Friday, April 27, 2007
These two images were accepted into the society of illustrators student competition. The first, "victory march," took first prize. As of lately Im working on my greek and roman mythology series and doing some landscape/color studies. When Im all finished Ill post those. Until then I cant wait to graduate and be done with school!