Thursday, June 30, 2011

Boat Man

Trying out gouache again today. I used hardly any water when mixing the colors this time. I like the effect.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sorolla Study #2

I was about to open up photoshop and paint this when I realized how painterly the original one looked, so I brought my acrylics outa the dust and painted this. The scanner blew the hell outa all the whites so it looks all over exposed. bah.

Monday, June 27, 2011

First Plein Air

I bought some Gouache today. I never used it before but it feels like a mix between acrylic and watercolor. Anyway, This was fun. but looks terrible haha. Gotta keep at it.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Morning Coffee

I've been watching TheWire recently and liked a character named Lester so I did a bit of fan art today :)

And once again, This was heavily inspired by Pascal Campion. Check him out!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Gerome Study 2

Another Gerome study. I realized half way through the painting I don't know what the heck is casting that shadow haha. I'm thinking its that little bird cage/box thing in the upper left but I'm not sure. either way it's beautiful.

Friday, June 24, 2011


This started out as something wayyy different...

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sorolla Study

Getting the water to actually look like water was tough on this one, but I think I achieved it finally by using many small strokes to indicate water and reflections. Sorolla really was a master at painting water.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Delazo Study

I've been wanting to work on faces so I chose this portrait to study.

I'm prety happy with it but theres sooo much more going on at a closer look at the original. There's alot of blues and greens that I didn't include in her face.

Sunday, June 19, 2011


I fell asleep before finishing this yesterday so I'm posting it today. Gonna post a master study later today too.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Gerome Study

Heres number 3 of the master studies: Gerome "Pelt Merchant Of Cairo"
I tried simplifying a lot of the painting and working on value and saturation instead.


Spent most of the day at the Zoo followed by shopping and dinner with family. Got some great photos that I'll probably paint in the future... I need to work on animals anyway.

Ended up not having much time for a painting but I wanted to get something done so I did these thumbs.

I'm thinking about some Assassin's Creed Fan Art. Here's some ideas.

Which should I use?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Red Head

 Inspired by the great Craig Mullins

Ive been avoiding painting metal for some reason so I made it a point to include it in this character. I'm happy with the results

Monday, June 13, 2011

Bridgman Study

Jon and I decided to study the same references again, accept this time were studying masters! rather than photos. he choose 4 and I choose 4. Heres number 1

Frederick Arthur Bridgman "Soir"

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Through the thicket

Inspired by Pascal Campion and Matt Rhodes I came up with this. I'm playing around more with story telling and composition.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Painted Snow Man

Added a wolf inspired by an Alaskan Malamute

And painted it. finished!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


I was reading Jon's post
and found this video.
and liked the pants they wore so I put it into a character design haha. this is what i came up with.

 Ultimately I'd like to do character design and I've mostly been doing studies of environments so im gonna try to start doing more characters that are not to cliche i hope.

Spent about an hour and a half figuring out the line work. decided to call it for today's speedy. I may paint it today... or tomorrow

Sunday, June 5, 2011


Just wasn't feeling it today. came up with this.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

More Sheep

Today I finished the rain and night set ups. Yesterday I strugled a lot with just the first one. I spent about 5 hours messing around with the sun lit one before i just scrapped the whole thing and started over. I ended up using Goro's method he covered in the demo at school. It made things much simpler and faster, especially for an image like this where light was my main concern.

The "Lock Transparent Pixels" button is ammmaazzzing.

By the way, I got the idea of using this sheep from this image I painted last semester. I did this before starting these speed paintings.  Ive learned so much doing these last 50 paintings :D

Friday, June 3, 2011


I had planned to do this painting yesterday but was feeling sick. Goro Suggested that I paint a character in a few different lighting scenarios. I plan to do 4 setups: sunny, night time, diffuse light, and camp fire light.

I only did 2 today, Sunny, and Diffuse light. 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Old biker dude

Cliche biker says hello!

After already painting this, I saw the comment Goro left on my last post. Guess I'm doing 2 today!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Dear John Movie Still

I never saw this movie but I liked the lighting on this screen cap.