Saturday, September 29, 2012

snailure to launch



Started off this portrait with Kirk sitting for a few minutes, but he's not one to stand still, so I filled the rest in with my memory, which was ok. Creating tactile forms is something I'd like to get better at.

The starting point.
Someone very dear to me is quite sick, and I'm not very good at dealing with it...but I hope it turns around.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

jon stewart makes great faces

formula for an ear when drawing from the outermost part: c, y, t. These letters are roughly the shapes you find when drawing the ear.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

meh...gah man

though its not so great, this was fun in terms of learning the translation of shapes in space and trying to fight my very bad urge to make things 2d and repeat shapes (as much as all those mistakes still exist here, and how much this is still lacking). still fun! gotta keep trying!

Friday, September 21, 2012


Light seems to work like has places of tension, and places of flow. It passes through objects as energy, building on certain areas and releasing on others.

One thing that I have been trying lately are these steps:

Start with a hard brush that consists of 25 percent of the canvas size and block in.
Get half that size with a soft brush and add details until the brush is small.
Go over with a hard brush to tighten areas that need hard edges.
Rinse and repeat. 

Soft brushes allow for gradients, and hence, light. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012