Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Recent Paintings

I've been paintings continuous portraits again after school with art buddies. This semester we've been dealing with a harsher, warmer light instead of the cold and dark portraits of a year ago. Also have a few real quick studies after school once in a while. The copper pot was done to simply observe a metallic object in natural cool light. The small study done for it was not focused on drawing but purely on color shapes. The cast painting was done to figure out how colors mix with each other coming from a single light source and two strong reflective surfaces.

Arielle, oil on canvas

Sant, oil on canvas

Krista, oil on canvas

Copper Pot color study

Copper Pot Study

Quick cast study, oil on panel

High-value study, oil on panel

Nedda II, oil on canvas

Nick, charcoal on paper

Monday, November 5, 2012

Recent sketches from life

I've been slowly filling up a little pocket book that I carry around with me everywhere I go. Back in August when I was trekking around downtown San Fransisco I was told to visit Maido to check out their selection of pens. I've stuck with ballpoint for a while now to doodle around with until it became my favored go to pen. I picked up some 0.3 and 0.5 Hi-Tec C's there and they're incredibly fun to use. In the beginning they seem to never run out of ink, and can produce crisp, thin lines or peppered dots, whichever way it's held.