Tuesday, May 29, 2012

#189 Lake Cunningham

Painting through only partial shade of a thin tree canopy proved challenging. values constantly jumped around. Fun nonetheless.

Monday, May 28, 2012

#188 Edgar Payne Study

A gouache and acrylic study of some mountains by Edgar Payne. Original Here.

What I need to work on:

- Edge quality is too similar throughout, flattens image
-Background mountains temperature and saturation too similar to foreground, flattens image.
-level of detail too similar throughout the image, flattens image.

Overall. the image is much flatter and graphic then the original. Gotta keep this in mind.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Alum Rock Park

Went painting at Alum Rock Park with my friends Andy and Taylor. The weather was perfect. Here's to hoping the rest of the summer will be this nice.

Watercolor with a bit of opaque gouache.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

#185 Diablo!

I suppose making Diablo fan art is more productive then playing it... Here's my chibi-esq barbarian.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

#183 paint over

After learning about atmospheric perspective and the use of high key, low key, middle key and notan in artworks from Syd Mead and NC Wyeth, this painting began to bug me so I took an hour to paint over it.

I pushed the contrast in the foreground. and lost contrast in the background I think this helped add some realism to this painting.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Maya final

Here's my final for my intro modeling class. We were to choose a real item we owned and model and texture it realistically in Maya. I chose this incense burner. The geometry is kind of simple but I learned how important good maps and lighting can be.

Monday, May 14, 2012


Got a bit carried away. Meant to paint for an hour and get back to working on finals. Ended up painting for 4 hours. I learned a lot though.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Shadow Shapes

Here's an assignment for my light and optics class. working on shadow shapes and edge quality

Done on toned charcoal paper with a 3b pencil and a white Carbothelo.


Doesn't look quite right.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


both classes cancled today so I decided to go plein air painting at the Japanese Friendship garden in San Jose.