Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I Just Read That People Are No Longer Afraid Of The Term "Global Warming"

Here is my sardonic illustration of the world policy towards global warming!!! Yeah!!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009


I had so much fun with the self portrait I just did, that I thought I would do a few more little portraits. So... I thought it would be neat to do one of my father, and maybe another of my brother, or my mother... or all of 'em. So here is the charcoal sketch of my Dad. It's the same size as the self portrait I just did. I decided to leave this sketch really loose, I can correct any details in the painting. I've got to get back to other work today, but tomorrow I'll start painting on this one, and post the progress as I go...


Well, I got going and finished it without thinking again about documenting... That's my problem, my mind wanders away and leaves me here doing something, then comes back later and gets all indignant about how I didn't do what I was supposed to be doing! Anyway, I spent about three hours on this little guy... so there you have it! Questions?


So I started by laying in a background color... This being a quick painting I didn't want to put anything other than a solid color. I started to block in colors into the hat too before remembering to document what I was doing. So there you have it: step two.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Self Portrait in Progression

I thought I might do a little 4X6 painting, and put up a progression of it as it goes... So this is the first step: a quick charcoal sketch on a piece of primed board. I used compressed charcoal, a smudge stick, some beer, and a kneaded eraser. I'll be posting each step I do through the process!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Hip Hippopotamus

A small sketch, one sitting, about a ton of fun. Still working on commissions so not a lot of little goodies to put up... and it's looking like this trend will be continuing for a while. I'll do what I can though. With an upcoming project I'll be posting the whole process of creating it; starting with the pre-sketches all the way through to the finished piece. so check back all of you!