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A little while back I posted on facebook an ink drawing (left) of a man sitting at his desk. It’s the cover of my current journal. Recently I added some creepy color and out came four creeping cats.
6.3 x 4.5 inches. Ink, gouache, and acrylic on watercolor paper.
Following an idea I started recently. Oil on canvas 11 x 14 in. This is pretty close to the look of the original sketch in my journal. From here I want to see what I can do to keep the … Continue reading
Cruisin’ along. Color next.
Really fighting this one for some reason. The deer is not supposed to look like a doofus.
Working off last night’s drawing, the first layer of darks and lights is set. This one started off great. Using a big brush and working freehand everything fell into place pretty quickly. I lost a little freshness of the darker … Continue reading
Second and Third layers are added since the last post. There’ve been some awkward starts after the initial layer, including wiping away a whole night’s work. But I think I’ve pulled back in a forward direction. Haven’t decided about the … Continue reading
Here is drawing I did at the studio tonight as a comp for another painting, which I think I’m going to call “The Portrait”. The bear is getting his portrait painted, which is clear enough. But beyond that it’s all … Continue reading