My consectutive days off (which I rarely get) that I planned on dedicating to artwork ended up being a total bust this week. Got called into work to cover for six hours and accidentally turned off my alarms in my sleep. Amazing how that will completely zap you of all motivation.
So this is how I attempt to have fun with anatomy while still being productive and coming up with concepts for pieces…the guy on the left makes me happy!
A little unnecessary maybe, but I just couldn’t help it. You don’t turn down an offer when it’s 50% of the original price.
I threw in my computer for scale, the box they came in was HUGE and stuffed with packaged air. It was a great surprise since they weren’t expected to arrive for a couple more days.
They’re so beautiful, I can’t wait to break them in! (…not literally…just be productive)
Had a drink and drew some hot Egyptian-esque god. I haven’t gotten around to doing much research so he’ll just be Anubis for now. The drawing on the right is a doodle I did at work despite better judgement.
Anatomy needs a lot of work/reference but I’m pretty psyched about it. Not very often that I draw the male figure and I’m quite enjoying it.
Some recent events/people have gotten me thinking about this blog again, and that there is no reason I can’t update it at least weekly with doodles and ideas and etc. I might not have finished pieces, but I have thoughts, and those matter too. Also, everything sounds pseudo-professional here and that’s gonna stop. Websites are for professionals, and until DreamWeaver stops giving me the evil eye and the mental scarring has healed, this blog will have to do, and I’m gonna talk like normal…minus all the cursing.
ANYWAY, my goal after work tonight is to find the scanner I threw into our pile of electronic junk in a state of angry frustration and figure out why it’s no longer working with my old laptop. Then scan and throw something up here. And then work on a friend’s now very late birthday present. And my other friend’s INSANELY LATE Christmas gift.
I spend enough time here watching Parks and Recreation so I might as well post the artwork that comes along with it. And it’s actually kinda cozy.
Let me just start off by saying I’M SO SORRY FOR NOT UPDATING. I could list a bunch of excuses but I’m not going to because that doesn’t solve the problem.
So here are some quick studies I did tonight. Only took me a couple hours, it was a good fun exercise, and I discovered that I really love color pencil.
Also there are not enough places on my body to store all the pencils that I use for one drawing.
My apologies for the phone photography, but my scanner is currently buried and I don’t have the energy tonight to relocate my piles so I can access it. Plus it’s incompatible with the laptop I’m using which is a big inconvenience sometimes.
Just a quick two-hour doodle, experimenting with colored pencils since I’m not that great with them and want to broaden my artistic abilities. Something along those lines. I actually had a lot of fun playing around and working with layers of color, and I’m gonna be doing a bigger study tomorrow after my morning shift.
This has given me a boost of motivation and I’m excited to do art once again!
Senior Show 2013 Artwork
"Swooping Osprey", Photoshop Cs5, $200
"Pouncing Fox", Photoshop Cs5, $200
"Leaping Caracal", Photoshop Cs5, $200
"Hunting Frog" (AKA Frogfolio), Photoshop Cs5, $200
These are my final pieces that I have submitted and will be hanging in the Senior Show for the class of 2013. They will be hand-framed and hung by the 15th of May at the Amherst building on NHIA’s campus in Manchester, NH. Whatever does not sell while the show is on display will still be available for sale through me, and smaller sizes can be sold per request. If you’re interested, email me for more info.
Another WIP shot, this time including all of them side-by-side. They are something of a series, even though the frog in the corner was actually created for something called the Frog-Folio, which if I’m remembering things correctly, is a calendar consisting of art with frogs (all original pieces).
The piece next to the fox was worked on for the past few hours, and I’m still problem-solving with colors and and composition. So far so good though I think. I have three consecutive days of starting tonight at 8:30, so I’m more than likely going to be able to complete them all and start framing later this week!
A second WIP of my fox piece that I started a couple months ago. Decided this was going to be one of the projects I hang in the Senior Show. There is a lot missing from it right now, but I managed to get some shadows in at least.
I had to change the size to match with everything else, otherwise I’d have an odd-ball in a series of four, but I’m pretty sure I can balance it out. I’m feeling pretty optimistic about the final outcomes, it’s just a matter of getting over the major obstacles at the moment.