It’s very liberating to paint just for practice with no ambitious masterpiece in mind. Here’s a little head study I did a couple nights ago. It was extremely satisfying just painting for painting’s sake, I need to work on little pictures like this more often!
Family members are my favorite subjects, I’m considering branching out to extended family soon (and don’t say I didn’t warn you since I expect you all to be following this blog much more religiously than I update it 😛 ) Here are 5 Daniels I’ve done recently.
First: Daniel and the Styracosaurus it started out as a study of James Gurney’s picture on page 68 of Dinotopia: The World Beneath, but I took it a little farther than I intended. The likeness is vague at best and looks different from every angle, but I learned my lesson and won’t be attempting a half inch tall face on a ridiculously bumpy re-used canvas again. Oh well, he loves it and that’s what matters 🙂
And some sketches, steampunk, stylized, “paleontologist,” and Robin Hood.
It’s been far too long since I’ve touched this blog. So just to prove I have been doing artwork I thought I’d post a few sketches from the last few months. I’ve also started a couple of paintings, but I’ve found it difficult to finish anything between moving to a new house that needs a lot of work, pregnancy, and having a two year old who’s decided he no longer needs a nap time…
The rhino is for a children’s alphabet app Eric and I are thinking of creating for Windows 8.
And this is a stump. I like it.