Monday, November 26, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

My next painting is in the conceptual stages. In the mean time, I'm working on life drawings to supplement my portfolio. Who needs to hire a live model when your best drawing material is in your backyard? Thanksgiving weekend provided a multitude of models in the form of friends and relatives:

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Moving On

The two pieces I have been posting progress photos of for the longest time have finally come to completion. Both utilize "under-paintings" in traditional mediums and have been colored digitally. one of them has a little bit of digital paint work (Psalm 17), but even most of that is semi-transparent.

"Psalm 73: Clothed in Violence"
Oil Paints and Adobe Photoshop CS6

"Psalm 17: In the Shadow of Your Wing"
Gouache and Adobe Photoshop CS6

Onto the next project! I am working on a smaller scale for the next painting. I learned that larger paintings complicate things when it comes to taking a detailed photograph to use when finishing the painting in Photoshop. Working smaller should also be much more manageable under the time frame that I have. Looks like I will be ordering more illustration board!

Sunday, November 11, 2012


Ok, my painting is mostly done. I noticed after I took my pictures that the lower right of the vampire's shirt is a little weak. I also am not very happy with the quality of the photo that my camera produced, so I am going to borrow a friend's fancy camera to get a higher-resolution image.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Bosoms and Tangencies

You know how I said I was almost done? Well, now I am almost done.

Since the last post, I have nearly finished the background, happily finished the table cloth and waiter, changed the position of the woman's left hand yet again (to avoid a tangency with the couples' elbows), made visible the vampire's previously elusive right arm, and given the woman more significant bosoms. Yep.