Thursday, January 27, 2011
I couldn't sleep about 2 nights ago so I started painting. Usually I plan out every brush stroke but this was more about relaxing and just letting things happen.
This was a piece I started a few months back but only got the face %70 rendered out. I got inspired and decided to fuck it up...In a good way
on Rives BFK paper (tan)
I used tape to distress areas. If I made a mistake, I just went with it, rather then stressing about sloppiness or refined detail.
The piece started out as more of a rectangle but as time went by I started to see it more as a square, so I cropped it. It feels better to me.
Hope you like it.... Well I guess I don't really care, I'm not even sure how I feel about it yet.
...But I think I love it
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Saturday, January 08, 2011
OK, I LOVE this piece!!! SEE, I can draw dudes, ha
I actually did it on a friends computer while I was traveling for a show (Photoshop CS4, I prefer CS3)
It was one of those pieces that just came together in all the right ways.
All the line work was done with pencil then scanned in and I retraced the line in photoshop to make it look more refined.
The hair is done with scanned in brush strokes made with a Japanese calligraphy brush, then finished with white soft brush strokes in photoshop. The skin....well that's kind of an extensive process. I'll make a video of that SOON so you guys can steal my technique and soul, ha.
The Belt was all done in photoshop using gradients, scanned in textures and the shape tool. The sword was done the same way. The blood on his arm was done by scanning in ink blotches on watercolor paper, then colorized in photoshop. I actually used black ink for that.
This is the First cover for a new series with a old character, Elric. I'm pretty sure I'm doing the next few covers for this and I'm going to go ALL out for them. So keep your eyes peeled and go buy them (when they're out)
More to come soon!
Friday, January 07, 2011
You know when you can't sleep and just start messing around on the computer trying to get ideas.... well that's what is was. About 3 hours of nothing and this came out.
Inspired by an artist named Jeff Depner http://jeffdepner.com/ I actually ended up making a painting of this for a Superhero show but give it to a friend before I could scan in the painting.
Well anyway, here is the digital version of it.
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
OK, FINALLY A NEW IMAGE!!!
I cant wait to post all the new stuff I'm doing but I cant till they are published, so stay tuned.
In the mean time here is a piece I did for the Tata Gala!!
I did it the night before the Sarasota show. I actually hung the show then rushed to my dad's house and cranked this out in the living room. It was actually really challenging to do, not being in my studio. I had nothing!! I had to go to a local art store and buy all my supplies....for one piece, ridiculous.
Fortunately, it turned out rather nice.
It's done with a watercolor base, colored pencils and acrylics.
Its 24"x36" on Rives bfk toned paper (great stuff)
I also included the drawing process, dont on 11"x17" bond paper with prismacolor Col-Erase pencils
I actually just finished the poster for the NYC Tata Gala so look for that in the next day or two. I used this piece for it. That show starts February 5th at Sacred Gallery in Manhattan. More on that soon.