Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I have never excelled with watercolors...

...but I tried them out today after what must be years of neglect. I can't say I haven't used them at all since college; I just never use them as they are meant to be used. You know, that flowing, billowy, blended looseness my professors always hounded me about.

I think I'm doomed to spend the rest of my life sharpening my pencils to a perfect point, pressing my nose to my desk, and ruining my eyesight attempting to get all the details.
These are bad, but I'm sharing them with you anyway. =)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Here's to... first four months as a non-smoker.


And a summer full of art, sunshine, and happiness.


Friday, May 27, 2011

New Drawings.

For two of my most favorite people:

"Afternoon Meal - TN"
Marker and colored pencil on marker paper.
Paper size: 5" x 5"
Image size: "4 x 4"

And a little pencil drawing of a water lily on toned paper.
4 1/2" x 7"

Monday, May 9, 2011

Cans & Fireworks - Marker & Pencil Illustrations.

Recently finished pieces.

Each drawing is 4" x 4" on 5" x 5" marker paper.

Portrait of Rylan. Graphite on paper.

A few progress shots and finished portrait I did of my dear friend's little one, Rylan. I debated the entire time I worked on this whether or not to add color. For now, I believe I'm going to play it safe and leave it as is.

Graphite on BFK
Paper size: 8" x 10"