Monday, February 22, 2010


And now for a quickie! We've decided it's time to add some black & white work to our portfolios, so for this assignment, we will be doing a b&w drawing or painting on the subject of Witches! It can be based on fairy-tales, reality, legend, or your own invention. You can do multiple drawings/paintings, or just one. It can be a portrait, a scene, whatever. This is about as open-ended as it gets! Stay tuned for some fun! Above are some Arthur Rackham witches for inspiration.

Due date: March 8th

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Rust Fail

Well as I suspected, I have not completed my painting for the "Rust" assignment. I am currently in the middle of a bunch of NDA work and those deadlines have forced me to turn my attention elsewhere. I promise to try and finish the rust painting soon!! 

Sunday, February 14, 2010


This is my submission for the Rust Challenge on The Art Order blog.  I kinda went for the concept that although ones body may rust and deteriorate, ones thoughts should still survive.  Also you may notice that her rings are supposed to be in the shapes of a sword and a spade, and they are not rusted.  I used some acrylic Light Modeling Paste mixed with matte medium to create the texture of the hands and used a great impasto technique that James Gurney highlights in his Imaginative Realism book. 

Friday, February 12, 2010

Becca's "Rust" Final...and then some!

Here it is folks! In ahead of schedule, as Valentine's Day will be taking over my weekend :) I am pretty pleased with how this turned out. Making that model of the head was a huge help - I will definitely be making more models in the future!

Also, here is my loooong overdue Mother Nature painting. I have no good excuses outside of general busyness, but I'm glad it's finally finished!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Scott's "Rust" Drawing

Here's my final drawing! I'm looking forward to painting it....though it will certainly be a tight deadline for me. Hope I can get it in on time! Any crits and comments are welcome. Thanks!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Becca's "Rust" Sketch

Alright folks, here it is! The verdict was to draw the gnome-creature... he has industriously recycled an old sword to fix a broken spade, and now has a sprouting garden. His pet grasshopper looks on in admiration.

I have also included a couple of my reference photos (note the lovely model) and a sculpture I did for the gnome's face (his ear was later eaten off by my rabbit. Bad rabbit!)