Friday, April 22, 2011

Doodle turned Salesman

It's been a while since I sat down without knowing what I was going to draw. I decided to try and do this more. This guy started with a doodle that turned out to be his nose and the rest was history.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wedding Art (with Owl)

Way back in February our friends Jon and Skye got married, which was quite the joyous occasion. The night before the ceremony we went over to their house to hang out and help with some of the decorations. In lieu of helping I drew this picture of Stephanie helping. It's from an aerial perspective.

Also, there's an owl.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Small Shade of Purple

As promised, here's that completed portrait of Mr. Smalley. It doesn't quite have the realism I was going for, but not too shabby for my first water color in a while. My main focus for this one was pushing the contrast with darker darks, and adding as much detail as I could get in there. I think I'm going to need to get a finer brush, though, so I can flesh out those details even further.

And of course I can't resist seeing what any of my drawings look like in sepia tone. It really works for this one.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Watercolor Smalley

I like watercolor a lot, but I hardly ever can bring myself to pull them out and use 'em. Well, I'm going to make a real effort folks. I'm planning on mixing them with pen and ink drawings, but I decided to start out with a pure watercolor portrait and just see how that went. This is the first stage of a portrait of my buddy Fred.