Saturday, March 19, 2011

Becca's Shadow sketcn

Welp, it's been a week of technology crises at my apt, so right now I am without a scanner AND without photoshop. And, since I am hopeless when it comes to taking photos of my work (gotta fix that), I am not posting my final parade painting just yet. In the meantime, this is what I'm working on! It goes with a Robert Louis Stevenson poem titled "My Shadow", and it starts like this:

I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.
He is very, very like me from the heels up to the head;
And I see him jump before me, when I jump into my bed.

It goes on, but I won't post the whole thing. I took this as an opportunity to work on designing a cute animal character with a lot of personality. I may want to change the bottom image - the mouse is a bit close to the edge of the page... and the shadow could probably be more interesting there too. What do you think?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Scott's Goblin Engineer Final

At long last here is my final for the Goblin Engineer painting. Many layers of glazing as well as needing to put a few actual commissions first has postponed this sucker long enough. But i'm happy the way it turned out.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Lis Art: The Distraction

Here is my final painting, The Distraction.
Watercolor, ink, gouache

Really enjoyed working on a good ole fantasy piece... but I think I stared at it too long. Usually I can finish a painting pretty fast, but this took me around two weeks off and on... I like it, but it's gotta grow on me more.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Murderbot Takes a Holiday

Just finished my Murderbot piece.  I haven't done one of those complimentary color schemes since college, it was a nice change of pace.  I could focus more on my lighting and whatnot, without having to figure out color relations too much.  I really hated this piece up until the last day of painting, it just was not looking good.  Funny how putting rust and weathering to metal really makes it look better.

Muderbot Takes a Holiday, 8.25" x 11", Oil on Paper on Masonite, 2011.