Sunday, March 27, 2011
The surest way I know to get an idea is to keep drawing and keep observing and life will reveal something that will inspire me. On one particular day my wife came home from having her hair done and upon seeing her I wanted to do a number of portraits of her, one in profile, another a three quarter view and the last I would paint head on. These drawings I started as warm ups. The problem I have to solve now is (1) to find the time,(even worse than not having an idea is having one and not having the time to turn it into a painting before the inspiration goes away), and (2) not let my interest wane.
This last drawing I did on toned paper I included touches of gouache so I can indicate the difference in the light on the right and left of her.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
My wife looks over my shoulder from time to time when I am painting or on the computer. One time I was looking through a folder on my computer where I save my work, looking at the thumbnails my wife jokingly remarked,"I guess I'm your muse".
There were at least 15-20 images of paintings I've done of her.
The next easiest model other than my self has been my wife. She is almost always ready and willing to sit for a painting or strike a pose. Unlike our kids I don't always need to rely on a photograph because she has the patience to sit still and I never get tired of painting her.
It helps to have someone who is supportive, (even though she’s not crazy about my dinosaur stuff), and understands that this, (art), is something I do because it’s a part of me I can’t ignore.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Yesterday I got a packet from the Review and Herald. In it were two issues of Guide Magazine which contain several illustrations I had done for them. It was very nice to see the illustrations published.
I don’t get to do many illustrations, but every now and then I do get an assignment. Not enough to make a living off of yet, though I’m glad that I get repeat business.
|This was the illustration used for the above cover of the |
March 2011 issue of the magazine. It was also used as a
chapter illustration in the magazine.
Chapter Illustration for the same story above, 'Not Forgotten',
by Patti Emanuele.
|This was one of my first illustration assignments.|
Done for Bloomberg Market Magazine.
|Another caricature for Bloomberg Market|
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
|This guy shows up a lot.|
At one time I was thinking of doing a comic book
out of Henry V by Shakespeare. This is
the narrator, chorus.