Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The shortest arm possible

This is the shortest arm possible.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Landscape, Quickish Acrylic Paintings

On Wednesdays me and a few of my friends go out someplace and do landscape painting or drawing. The sun moves quickly so the brush moves quickly too. I'm learning to be choosey about my details, and I'm coming to terms with the fact that I gotta fake stuff if I wanna get done before my subject is lost in the darkness.

There was so much to this scene. I was very careful about laying out the right colors in the right places and leaving the tinier objects, like small leaves and grasses for the end, but the end came quick. It got dark out, the colors changed, and I had to leave it be.

Some of the rocky area came out nice. The water was rushed and needed to be handled with more sensitivity.

I really just wish I had more time to get the bricks in the foreground right. I'm pretty happy with the top half of the painting.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Three Caricature Related Items, part 2

This is the one called Sam Gorrie. She is very nice girl, and from Canada and with blue hair. I've drawed her a few times before. She hasn't seen this one yet.

Here we see a photo of a caricature I did at the Coffee Amici session when I was back in Ohio. Sadly I don't have a photo of the girl. I'm very happy with how this turned out. I like the mass of her head and the way her eyes nose and mouth look. If you go to the Coffee Amici website, in the photos section there, they actually got a subcategory called "caricatures" now. There aren't any photos of the people, though, but anyway, moving right along.

This was a preliminary drawing I did of Colton. I had to get the caricature out of me before I went and did the portrait. I don't even know if it looks like him much, but no matter. The photo that this is drawn from is a really good one, and I just wanted to dig into those shapes. I bet alot of you drawers out there know what I'm talking about. You see a good photo where the darks and lights really show you exactly what's going on with the forms. You just gotta dig right in.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Three Caricature Related Items

Hey, its Fred. And here's three of his videos I recommend. vid1, vid2, vid3 

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009


  These are the most nice finished up things I got out of the bunch. They're on quarter sheets o paper I keep in me pocket.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

  This is just a fun lil b-ball doodle, inspired by my little bro's bball drawings he did when he was really little, which were inspired by my b-ball drawings I did when I was somewhat younger also.