Blogging on my phone sucks. Enough that, here is what I did Friday, in addition to getting ready for my Saturday trip. I used Tombow markers, I'm still trying to get the hang of them. In the final stage of fanzine art, here are a couple of snippets for you all. So Saturday was a lot of fun, but it meant getting up early and getting home late since we could not afford a room. So, a bit of stress but it was fun. Enough for now, hope to have more soon!
Finished my illustration from the last update, then worked a game for Groundhog Day Gaming Retreat next weekend. Also did some fanzine illustration work that I will share when it becomes available. If you are in the central/northern Ohio area and enjoy board,card and/ or role playing games then check out Groundhog Day Gaming. The next update will be Friday since this one was late.
Working to develop a visual style for some fish persons. Here is the first one, relatively quick. This was also the start of a new sketch book, so I broke it in with a group sketch. Hoping to finish this one tonight. My watercolor from Monday should get finished this weekend. Shoot me a message, tell me what you think.
From Thursday to Saturday I put a lot of line work into this gruesome guy Saturday was a split, between that thing and the start of a Martin Luther King sketch. Finishing with a watercolor version of the sketch, which unfortunately it's half done at the moment. I was hoping to have it finished by the end of the night, but that is not going to happen. You should be seeing the final portrait this Thursday. Until then, take care.
Thursday and I've been working on giving my sketches some creepy texture. Trying to incorporate how Russ Nicholson (and others) use their lines to give a gritty, dirty feeling to the work. My illustration on the right half, I feel, has just the right amount of lines and texture filled in. Next... I think I may have added to much to this, but that is part of the process. To learn and grow. Also... I practiced drawing a few fish heads, for reasons. Enough for now, see ya later!
Here I am with the update from the weekend. Finished up my watercolor from the work week. You can see part of my travel set up, Altoids tin with my twelve color palette. I fine, medium, and flat water brushes. I'm sure you'll see more about them in the future. In an effort to emulate the enigmatic Russ Nicholson, I studied my copy of the Fiend Folio. I'm trying to give something a bit of a gritty feel. I've still got a ways to go. Hopefully I'm back on track and here to stay.
A couple days late, but here we are attempted watercolor painting at work. Which is fine for quick half hour pieces but if it's anything involved,it gets turned into a multi day project that doesn't really take up an hour a day. Also completed another small portrait of Sylvester McCoy and a thumbnail sketch of Sophie Aldred (from a still photo from"Happiness Patrol") The McCoy photo had a slight, enigmatic smile that a believe I captured, while Aldred's had a wearied indiffer
Here we are at my first check in and I have been fighting severe back pain and the start of a cold. I have had to split my hour into four segments of fifteen minutes each, since if I sit for very long it becomes difficult/painful to move. In the end I resemble Boris Karloff in "The Mummy". On the first I began a watercolor landscape which I have yet to finish. I freely admit I stopped a bit short on the time. Here on my second day, I went with some basic pen and ink. I used a
Here we are, 2017 has arrived and have I got some plans in store! Monica Valentinelli has come up with a challenge for the year, "Make Art, Not War 2017" Go on and check it out, I'll wait. So, an hour a day dedicated to art. I personally will end up having to split that up on days that I work. but it should be doable. I will start by showing my progress every Monday and Thursday, with an eye towards expanding to three days once I have established a groove. The medium I will s