Saturday, January 2, 2010

Obama Test Portrait

As an artist my two mediums of choice are oil painting and digital illustration. I've been on the fence about how to reconcile these two very different approaches, but after finally getting a wacom tablet of my own I decided to try to do a digital illustration with the same approach I usually take when painting. I also incorporated some of the elements from my pastel work in figure drawing where I used a wide selection of unusual colors (such as the oranges and greens) to help flesh out the skin tones. I wanted to do a portrait to test this new approach and decided to tackle Obama. There was no preliminary work, I just jumped right in with the tablet and I think from the finished product this is definitely a sign of good things to come.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Floating on the Bottom of the Sky

This can be considered a sequel to 'The Sinking Sound'. I found this picture of Syd Barrett lost in his own world, so I wanted to put him someplace that might echo that feeling of isolation. Its almost as if he is building something tangible out of music in the sky.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Harley Davidson

No post yesterday because I was working on painting this, a large Harley Davidson logo for my dad out in our garage. Its painted on two doors which open to reveal the bike, its kind of like the batcave now. It came out pretty cool so I thought it was worth a post. Its getting cold and snowy out, I don't know how I feel about that.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Portfolio (2009)

To celebrate a successful year of art I put together this portfolio showcasing my best work from the year. It features 35 images that include my digital illustration work, oil paintings, pastel figure drawings, various printmaking pieces and my 'Afghaniscrewed' and 'Musica de la Muerte' Series. I printed it through and the final product really surpassed my expectations. I highly recommend using them if you want to have something professionally printed.

The book is available for purchase here for $24.95.