Here are a few new things from my sketch book
May the Fourth (& fifth) be with you
Mos Eisley Cantina band member goes rougue and joins a mariachi band for Cinco De Mayo #maythe4th
Here’s something new I’m working on.
On January 1st. I managed to do a painting in one sitting. I feel like that was/is a good way to start 2015. I took a short drive and photographed some local orange groves and tried something outside of my comfort zone. I hope this is the beginning of “fruitful” period of painting for this year.
I have been trying my hand at painting again and enjoying it very much. I didn’t realize how much I missed oils until I broke them out again. I also discovered this wonderful stuff called cold wax medium. It allows for some really amazing textures.
I can finally post this painting now that I have given it to my friend George at Hypno Comics as a thank-you for his generosity and all around coolitude.
I put more hours in this thing than I care to admit but it feels great to be moving paint around again. Right moving on now.
So far I’ve only be able to create an ink drawing every other day so I think I will stick to that rhytym rather than play catch-up. So here are my first 3. I hope to do lots of experimenting to find what suits me best as I don’t really ink stuff that often.
I pretty much blew it for Inktober got too busy with work and family but here is one more I didn’t have time to post:
I’m working up an idea for a DareDevil portrait for my friend George as a thank you for his generosity. I haven’t decided if this will be finished in acrylics or oils yet.
Added the background graphic. I need to fix the horns when I transfer the sketch:
I got some good feedback so I tried one more sketch to fix some rough spots such as the slightly elongated head.
Okay one more, now I think I’m ready to paint. Funny how the simplest drawings give you the most trouble.
The transfer drawing for a painting I am working on for an upcoming comic convention.
UPDATE: I’ve been having trouble finding the time to get back to this so I thought I’d show a little preview:
Well apologies first, I had a very bad cold and cough the last 4 weeks really slowing me down so I kinda rushed this one to make it into a group show based on the four basic elements. This is not my best work but not my worst either, The Koko the clown character has always been a favorite of mine and I thought if I ever painted him it would have to be at least as weird as the old cartoons, so there ya go. I hope I can revisit this later and paint it up right.
Here is the initial sketch: