Thursday, October 20, 2011

Twitter

Since this is getting linked to today, I should probably mention that I update my Twitter account more often than I update this blog, so you can follow me on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/Chewilicious

"Pet Food" shirt on sale now!





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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

feral horses painting progress 1

The weather is getting decent, so I'm using the opportunity to go outside and work with oil paints.

I don't often work from photographs, but I felt this one would make a nice painting. I took it myself, it's of feral horses on Cumberland Island.

Day 1: no progress shot. It was just a blue and red wash with some of the grass areas filled in, nothing resembling horses yet.

Day 2: Sketched the horses with dark paint to get a handle of the composition, added more blues and reds. I use a lot of those two colors in lower layers in my paintings since it adds a bit of life to flesh. This isn't going to be an exact copy of the photograph, I'm modifying the position of the pipe a bit and there's more in the top since the canvas isn't to scale of the photo dimensions. I didn't do any measuring, I just eyeballed it from my iTouch... if there's any mistakes they can get fixed later.

Day 3: Eh... I only worked about an hour today. It was too windy, even with the canvas taped to the easel. The wind blew my easel over once, fortunately it didn't result in a hole punched in my canvas (that happened to my last painting). I was planning on working dark to light, but some areas of the horse hair looked like they needed a white base layer.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

"Survival of the Funnest" shirt for sale now!


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This is my second print at Woot. If you want to see the other one (which is no longer on sale), click here!

Monday, August 23, 2010

"Make-up Chickens" cosmetics painting

This one's an experiment in non-traditional methods. The entire image is stage make-up on paper. No paint, just cosmetics.

"Squidwalking" colored pencil drawing

Squidwalking! Cephalopods are among my favorite things to draw.