Monday, August 6, 2018
I'm happy with it overall, but I can see all the places where I rushed. I'm currently designing a jig that will allow me to do rainbow rolls again -- the gradation of color helps to give the impression of depth. But I love the colors and the movement -- the sense of movement in the grass. I think the seed buds of the grass came out really well. The clouds would have looked much better on a graded sky.
Also up for consideration is "Canyons of Buffalo." I'm really feeling the pull back to the studio, so I'm hoping to report more on here.
Hope you can make it to the Erie County Fair this year, and please stop into the Creative Arts building (in the grandstand) and see what your friends and neighbors have been up to. Careful though -- you may get inspired!
Friday, July 27, 2018
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Ink wash shading is often thought of as a "New Yorker" Hallmark, even though the magazine publishes all manner of styles. I think one arrives at their style of shading by way of other art training. For me, I was always more comfortable with a paintbrush than a pen. I find the process of layering shading therapeutic.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
The characters are Sadsquatch (misspelling intended) and Squonk, two depressed mythologic woodland creatures who find each other. This is a quick pencil rough.