Monday, February 22, 2010

Feb. 22, 2010

I am in work and it just got boring.  So, I came on here to tell you all.  I should update more seeing as I don't that often.  I am in the midst of making a website for the musician, Aphex Twin (aka AFX, Richard D. James, Caustic Window, etc.) and I realized I don't have one of my own!  I'll start doing that at some point!  I should also show more work... wait, I already said that.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

post v-day, 2010

So, I am now working on the sketches for the Odd Thomas series more.  Got three almost ready (worked on 6) to paint.  I assume that this will help my portfolio and help me get somewhere in life.  Ugh.  I hate working late.  Finished a flash project.

here's the link

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Feb. 6, 2010

Finished my first illustration for this semester.  Responding to the Massachusetts turning republican.
First sketches
Revised sketches
Early stages - general wash over broad areas.  Ultramarine wash first over drawing, then a burnt umber wash over brick area.  Left bucket untouched.  Started filling in bricks with zinc white and zinc white/hansa yellow medium.

Brick stage - painted bricks around drawing of the state showing through paint.

Wash and bucket stage - to make sure the bricks don't have a sharp contrast I applied a zinc white wash over the area.  I also painted in the concrete sidewalk, brush and bucket.
Democratic paint stage - In order to make it seem like the red was applied over the blue I did what made sense: apply the blue down first.

finishing touches - dropped the red down over the blue.  added detail to the bucket and brush along with the bricks on the red state area.

Massachusetts Turned Red