Tuesday, May 31, 2011


I havent done a character design in a looooong time. It was quite fun, I think ill keep at it.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Quiet Town

I decided to try something a bit more detailed. I went quite a bit over an hour, but it was fun.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

Wetland Park

I've changed my thinking while doing speed paintings for the last few days. Instead of trying to get the correct colors by sight only,

Ive been thinking about how and why the local color of an object is being changed by the light. I think this greatly speeds up my process because I'm not spending alot of time trying to match colors between the images, instead, im trying to find a similar color and value that makes sense... if that makes sense. Although the painting is not a great copy in terms of color, I think it still reads well on its own.

I was able to get this one out in only 30 minutes.

Japanese Garden

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Art 55b Final

This is my final for life drawing. We were to chose a master painter/draftsman and do our best to copy it. I chose Paul Pierre Proudhon. This is what i came up with.

School At Dusk

I took this picture after finishing my final animation. I thought the lighting was interesting so I painted it. And I'm quite happy with the results. It took a bit longer than usual. 1.4 hours but i felt i was learning alot the whole time.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Orange Alley

From imagination, 1 hour

I'm still unsure about how to approach water. There's alot of things wrong with this piece but im happy with it over all

overcast rock

for some reason I was unable to post on my blog yesterday. So i'll put up 2 today. I did this one last night.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Something different

I'm behind 4 days due to finals. I'm going to try to catch up in the next few days. I did this 2nd painting for the day during a break from studying.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011


A pastel shoe for my life drawing class. about 1 hour. Im counting this as a speed painting. hope thats ok.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Waiting For the Train

Aidan told me I should take my own reference. So here is my train stop going to school.

It's a bit bright. and the perspective is way off. but I'm happy with my color choices. I feel like I learned a lot more from my own reference.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Blue Hills

Not using overlay layers has been a challenge. But I'm training my eyes. I'm also playing with a focal point.

After posting, I realize everything in the back can go much lighter, a mistake I keep repeating bleh.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Curious Corn

I should be animating this guy but painting him is much more fun...  XD

This painting was very much Goro Influenced. Check out his blog!


Sunday, May 8, 2011


Wow after posting it, I realize the cast shadow of the big mountain on the left is going in the complete wrong direction haha.

Moonlit Bridge

A new one from imagination! I was really unsure about a lot of stuff while painting this. I need to study night scenes as well as water. BTW, In case it isnt reading, the whole right side is under the cast shadow of a mountain.

Friday, May 6, 2011


Today I gave myself 2 limitations: no special layers like overlay or soft light, and i did not allow myself to open the ref in Photoshop. I just kept it in the internet browser.

The results are dramatic and apparent. I have been relying on those 2 things like a crutch. yuck. I think it's good that recognize them as mere tricks and I'm gonna try to avoid them with referenced paints. On the other hand though, I think special layers are fine for original paintings since the objective is not to color pick and replicate using just the eye.

Anyway here's what I came up with

Thursday, May 5, 2011


I felt I needed to change it up. To many sunny warm grass landscapes. I'm gonna do a few cool city scapeish refs before attempting an original.

Clothed Figures!

Were beginning clothed figure drawing in class here's some drawings of David


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

More Painting From Imagination

Yesterday I got the Art Of Tangled book and the Vis-Dev paintings by Craig Mullins, Laurent Ben-Mimoun, and Lisa Keen Blew me away I made this from that inspiration. I'm not happy with it and I don't hate it. I've got a long way to go.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Nathan Fowkes

I found this on one of my favorite artist's blog. I love finding process paintings!


More Sargent

I missed my first day yesterday :( I'll make it up soon. Heres a Sargent from this morning. ~ 45 min.
Time to go animate!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sargent Master Copy

Sargent Master copy today!

Final Character Turn Around

So here's my final character, decided to ditch the whole toaster thing haha. Just a simple turn around and some sketches he might look like in action.

Sorry about the bad photo. My rooms lighting is terrible, and I'm to lazy to move the pile of books on top of my scanner XD.