Tuesday, August 27, 2013

hey here is a follow up post.

After the previous painting I had more confidence in oil to continue this painting.
After my last year in school I went back in the summer to attend a workshop headed by Mike Wimmer a illustrator known for his portraits. His workshop dealt with taking photo reference lighting etc.  and then using to to make a portrait. Here we have my friend and fellow illustrator ray as an aviator. This workshop was almost a year ago and it only know I got to finish this. At the time I was still getting to used to oil and in fear or messing it up I put it away into storage. But after building up some confidence in the medium I took this guy back out and I like how it came out.

Starting Over

So guys haven't posted in .... forever? so what have i been doing you wonder (or don't). Well I have graduated college still getting into the art game. Took half a year off from doing anything remotely artistic but finally got back on the horse. will be posting some of the new works. Starting with this one.
So I've changed my game up a bit. I use oils instead of gouache now. prefer how I can blend the colors on the board and not risk picking up the paint which i tended to do way to much with gouache. I must say I enjoyed this picture and while it have issues in some aspects it got me back into painting.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

So Color Theory.... starting to find the HW... fun

So Finally we can stop painting small swatches of color ( Its a lie we still have a few more to do) and finally paint something. So if you gonna do a hw assignment you might as well have fun with it... Just as long as you still meet the requirements. So here are my studies in Warm and Cool Black and White Objects ( Well the professor argued my white aren't white and I can't deny that oh well)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

I'm not Dead! Here's some new work

Yeah haven't posted a dam thing all summer... really had no excuse for that. All I can say is sorry and I will promise to post more often. Well this is going to be my final year in college, which means this is going to be the busiest and stress ridden year of my life thus far. Not only do I have color theory this year; I have to do my BFA show on top of that. (Anyone who has been in the NJCU art program would know how fucked I am). Well there is enough time in the week to get all this done I just have to use them wisely.... which at the moment I am still improving upon. 

So what have I been up to, Well this Monday there is going to be a small gallery show with work done in a special project class last semester and I was in that class. Illustrator William Low taught our class both digital and traditional painting techniques and we had to come up with a piece that illustrates a particular subject. The subject was Ellis Island and we had free rein and what we wanted to do. This is what I did.

18"x24" oil on masonite board

All in all it came out well enough. I enjoy the piece and quiet proud of it. Don't really work in oil (drying time and what not can be annoying to me) but I tried out this new water soluble oil paint (yes it exist) and I must say it works pretty well and less messy.

Monday, May 2, 2011

She Better Give me an A

It was either this or a 10 page mythology paper... I chose the painting, This was a quick fix and I liked how it turned out. Yes I know the anatomy is off esp that leg , hard to remember when your doing things last minute which i need to stop. Sleeping Cyclops gouache on illustration board

Friday, March 11, 2011

Batman Rogue Gallery: Poison Ivy

 .... yeah Poison Ivy and I drew her in a sexy librarian look......shrugs I figure she was and still is botanist so I went for that.