Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Melty Speedy

Broke out an old technique...kinda fun. Pencil on gesso, and then 'melted' with soapy water.
Trees are always fun.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Speedy gone April

So, it's not that I haven't been doing art....just haven't had a spare minute to even think about posting. Over the next couple of days I'll post the rest of April, and hopefully May. Crazy sauce....but better too busy than nothing to do :)

So week one of April was Gibson week. I adore the work of Charles Gibson, and have been working on a personal project with homage to his style for several years now. Always trying to refine my execution of his linework styling...someday that project will see the light of day...someday....

Week 2 of April was paint like crazy portraits...I'm not actually happy with any of these, but it was a good exercise to force myself to paint fast again. I've been working on really long term stuff lately, and my speed has suffered. My patience with follow through to finish has gotten better though, so it's always give and take. These were done in about 30 minutes to an hour. Really forcing myself to not go past that, even though they're not done...trying to get back some of that focus that timed painting gives.

Bleh...yeah really don't like these.Anyway, more to come, and hopefully something I'm happier with!