Saturday, July 2, 2016

June Update

This month I had two main projects: one, a typical pencil portrait (8x10") like I usually do, but this time of Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa in Captain America: Civil War. The other piece was a commission for a friend, as a gift for a coworker. It is an acrylic painting depicting the recipient's bulldog, and is 16x20" in size.



Tuesday, May 31, 2016

May Update - Charcoal and Experimental Painting

This month I did a couple of different things: first, an 8x10" charcoal pencil portrait of Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier from the Captain America movies. Because I love him. Also a 5x10" charcoal pencil drawing of a sarcastic shark! Apart from my usual style of drawing, however, I also chose to do some 16x20" abstract paintings, using only palette knives and rulers to apply the paint, as well as make textures and designs. Here are images of all the aforementioned pieces (in the order described):





Friday, April 29, 2016

April Update - More Work with Colour

Now I don't know if anyone has gotten sucked into Shadowhunters on Netflix (I obviously did because I read those books in high school and what have you), but it's absolutely ridiculous and cheesy but super fun! And there was one shot in particular of the lovely Matthew Daddario amongst all these super vibrant green leaves that I just had to try and capture. Turns out I have had a lack of practice in working with colour in a traditional sense, and it was a bit tricky for me compared to those rainbow faces I like to do! In any case, here is the end result: (8x10", pencil crayon on paper)


Saturday, April 2, 2016

March Update - Return of the Rainbow Portraits

It's been over a year since I've done any of my Rainbow Portraits, using nothing but color to create shades of drak and light. But I've brought it back, with this portrait of John Boyega. Because why not make this wonderful peanut into nothing but rainbows? I'll admit I went into it a little heavy with the shades, and know how I would approach it differently next time.
(8x10", pencil crayons on paper)


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

February Update - Two Different Styles

This month, I have completed two pieces, one of which is in my typical graphite portrait style, but the other is a little more stylized. The first depicts Oscar Isaac in the movie Inside Llewyn Davis, after I first fell in love with the aesthetics of the movie, but then also had a very strong emotional reaction to the film as well. I was thinking about doing a larger blog post regarding this movie, but have not yet cone that. In any case, the drawing is about 8x10" on paper, using 7B pencils. The second piece, conversely, is of the Winter Solider (Bucky Barnes) in Captain America, and was done in sharpie pen, and utilizes negative space for depth in a different way. I also played around with hatching and line-work for differences in value. I am hoping to work on this style a bit more, as it is not typically what I do at this time, in an attempt to develop it for myself. This piece is also about 8x10" on paper.




Friday, January 22, 2016

January Update - I Said I Was Going to Try a New Style, But...

One of my personal art goals for 2016 is to develop my own "cartoon" or comic-book style for drawing people, characters, etc. But before getting to that, I did another one of my typical portraits (with photo reference) of Oscar Isaac to kick the year off. (8"x10", charcoal pencil on paper)


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

December Update - Another Year of Art Gone By

Well, it looks like it's time to do one final art update for the year. I ended off this month with some more Shark Bros designs, and a closeup of Harry Styles (wherein I paid a lot of attention to his eyebrow, apparently) done in 7B pencil. A lot of comments I've gotten on the pencil drawing have been that they way I shade things looks like waves or ripples, and that it almost looks like it's underwater. And I kind of like that, to be honest.


Shark Bros 5: Tiger Shark and Dogfish Shark

Shark Bros 4: Whale Shark and Thresher Shark
8"x10", 7B pencil on Paper