OMG, I finished and with 2 hours to spare! I finished the revised challenge that is, 365 images in 3 years time! We’ll it is the last post of the challenge and as I was scrambling to finish up the images I did have the opportunity to finish a couple pieces I felt really strongly about, this one included. It completed my panel piece which I will post in full at a later time. I love the critters in contrast with the designs on the eggs. I realize the two aspects don’t blend well but I love the juxtaposition. These little critters were initially born from this challenge so it seemed fitting to end with a group of them. Also, as Easter is only a few days away why not celebrate! I’ll be doing a recap post this week so I won’t babble on here but always Enjoy and see you next time!
This image looks as if Lady Boo Boo (my dog) did Shrooms. Just for all the animal lovers out there I did not give my dog drugs, I just painted her in a landscape that is somewhat hallucinogenic. I started this image a while ago and have been slowly developing it. It still feels unfinished but unfortunately for me I have a deadline and you do what you can. I can always rework it later. Enjoy and see you next time!
Sometimes you start an image with one character and suddenly the image calls for another. That’s exactly what happened in this image. The hand gestures of the male Raccoon indicated he was telling a story. Naturally he needed a date and once I started painting her I was forced to address the background. The painting was totally responsive which is why the formatting is somewhat off. Typically my layout is better. Enjoy and see you next time!
OK, I finally painted a human that doesn’t make me want to tear my eyeballs out. Major success story here! As usual her head is way too large for her body but she is old and sometimes old people have really big facial features you know ears, noses and so on. For some reason I was interested in painting a woman with layers of coats but on route to that image I kind of stumbled on this elderly lady hunched over her cane and felt inspired. Enjoy and see you next time.
Seriously could my imagery be more all over the place. I think I am starting to scramble for ideas, pulling from all different directions or ideas that float through my head on any given day. I mean I had been thinking of children’s stories and how there are always witches that try to eat children. Naturally I felt inclined to paint a witch face at that very moment. It’s another image I am uncomfortable with probably because it’s a human. I never feel confident with these silly human images! Enjoy and see you next time.
This creature is crazy looking. His snout is so distorted but I’m OK with it. I wanted a snarl like face and I think I achieved it. I won’t lie I have no idea what type of animal this is. I literally Googled snarling animal faces and an image somewhat similar to that below popped up and I ran with it. I’d say its a cat… maybe? Enjoy and see you next time.
Alright, so I love going to cafes more than most people understand. I like the vibe, I love the food and beverages but most of all I love people watching. I sit back, pick up a pen and paper and sketch or write about those around me. I like to figure out their story and by no means do I mean their real life story. We are talking about the one I assign to them. The other evening, when the weather was absolutely the best we have had this year, I felt inspired to go out after work to the cafe and draw. While there I encountered a vast amount of people considering it was a Wednesday but they were all so different. I became fixated on this elderly gent who seemed so lonely. He was there far longer than I was and for the majority of the time he only had a coffee in hand. He stared blankly at a pastry case but not as if longing for its contents almost as if caught up in a memory or thought. If makes you wonder what a person is thinking sometimes. Anyway, as I have mentioned before people are not my strength which is in part why I am forcing this exercise more often. Enjoy and see you next time!
Back to my favorite little critters. Hands up in the bathroom! I always love these type of images, they are actually the hardest for me to paint but are so rewarding. I would also like to say that this is probably the closets I’ll get to a self-portrait anytime soon. Enjoy and see you next time!
I never have liked drawing people but I love portraits so when I took the picture that I used as reference for this drawing the hands were actually the selling factor. I like the odd proportions which since I am not exactly a photo realistic painter is absolutely fine by me. It gives it character. Straight off the bat I will admit had I not drawn this in pen I would make his head a bit smaller, its kind of ginormous! Anyway enjoy and see you next time!
A family friend joined us for dinner on Sunday evening. He has always supported my artwork and in turn I have always tried to make items that I know he would enjoy. I started the image earlier in the day, a simple Bluebird. They are such a cute little thing. Before last year I had never seen one but then on a mother daughter trip to the cape we had the opportunity to see the most bizarre Bluebird. He was obsessed with the car mirror. I couldn’t tell if he was defending his territory or attempting to woo a mate, granted the female and male do not look the same, or maybe he was just obsessed with his appearance who knows. Needless to say after days of this fellow consistently attempting to get into my side mirrors, my car was covered in poop. I guess it was worth it. Enjoy and see you next time!