Monthly Archives: February 2015

Three Hundred and Fourteen!

Couldn’t’t take a night off so I decided to sketch while watching a movie. The image just started with a pencil sketch of my dog but I quickly changed it to another creature.  Not really sure what I was going for but I enjoy the quietness of this moment. The color does not help amplify that but in another color palette I think it could really work well. Enjoy and see you next time!

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Two Hundred and Thirteen!

Yesterday was one of those days where I needed to go to bed at like 2 in the afternoon, but somehow managed to keep pulling energy stores from the most hidden nooks and crannies of my body. When I started painting this image I tried to tell myself “don’t worry if you do not finish it, it will still count as a day” but in the end I could not stop painting until I felt it was complete enough. Naturally, that meant that on a day when I woke up at 4am I stayed up until after 11pm only to be back up at 3:50am. Needless to say I am a walking zombie  and could at any moment fall asleep; maybe while typing this post, washing my hands or attempting to eat toast, who knows! The motivation of a treat this afternoon is currently keeping the wheels turning, a delicious iced coffee from my most favorite coffee shop in the world, Yes please. Thank you P.S. Deli for existing. Anyway, enough about my lack of sleep, the image below is another study on mice. These images are just sample illustrations meant to someday be used as reference points. Enjoy and see you next time!

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Three Hundred and Twelve!

Trying to chug along with this challenge and luckily I finished another image last night. This little fellow was fun to paint but I will admit he looks a bit drunk. Honestly, I don’t mind, I sometimes wish I didn’t aim to create an image so life-like. I’m trying to work through it and just accept the end result as OK. I think It gives it character, it’s our imperfections that make us unique and I feel the same or at least I’m trying to feel the same with my painting! Enjoy and see you next time.

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Three Hundred and Eleven!

Continuing with these studies, this image got a bit more involved. Working to create a story line while practicing these figures. I love the blanket about to cover the sleep mouse. The hanging guy looks like a monkey but I guess I know what not to do next time! Enjoy.

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Three Hundred and Ten!

 

 

 

Back to the furry critters. Not entirely sure what prompted the stacking but I went with it. Not too much to discuss, this is really just a study on different variations on position. I hope to eventually put them all together and work on a story line. Enjoy and See you next time.

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Three Hundred and Nine!

Decided to draw in bed this time. Winter has definitely taken a toll on me, whether it be mental or physical could be debated but either way I’m exhausted. At times in the evening I find myself drifting away into a space filled with random thoughts, ideas or images. Last night, when I closed my eyes in bed I started to image a creature. Somewhat like a bird, kind of like a skeleton but having roots in the human figure. The face came first and I think its apparent as it seems the most thought out or maybe it appears that way because that was already an image in my head. Either way the image developed from there and what made it fun was the lack of thought. No stress,  just me, a pen and a sheet of paper.  Enjoy and see you next time.

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Three Hundred and Eight!

Last post of the day, I promise! I tried to integrate the cooler tones I was seeing outside into this image. Simultaneously, there was a documentary on a mountain range in California which I found inspiring and used as a reference tool. I love the mountains and cannot wait for my hiking season to begin. I only hike from Spring to mid fall as I do not own the winter gear but have always been in awe of those who are brave enough to go out. They must experience such quiet calm moments along the way. When hiking the mountains I find that my favorite moments are when I can hear nothing else but the wind passing through the trees. Enjoy and see you next time!

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Three hundred and Seven!

Okay, so in all fairness this image is a little creepy. The floating dog heads, flowers and spinal references just seem so random. I really do not know what I was doing… I will blame it on wine and lack of sleep. This weekend I realized I was falling behind on my 1.5 drawings before April 2nd and tried to just draw for ages. The images seemed to start normal but as I got tired I began to turn to whatever was in my muscle memory. ,Result nervous system/web-like patterns and teeth/stones/spinal cord like structures. Lets be honest, I would draw that type of thing everyday if it got me anywhere but obviously that is not where my success lies! Enjoy and see you next time!

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Three Hundred and Six!

When you start drawing buildings and allow your pen to just go this is sometimes the result. Initially starting with the clock tower the buildings began to take on influence from Indian Culture. I am probably watching too many shows on Indian food as it is a new obsession. The color is mental but that was due to an orange highlighter. I went a bit crazy with it and naturally as soon as the brush hit those areas the orange leached into whatever color I tried to put near if forcing the image to have an unintended warm glow. Enjoy and see you next time.

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Three Hundred and Five!

The color in this seemed bright to me at first but the more I stare at it the more it seems to grow on me. I really think that the Snowmageddon we have all been experiencing has forced many of us into this mental frenzy of dreaming about spring. Whether it be the imagery or the colors I feel that my work has absolutely started to embody this. Enjoy and see you next time.

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