Tuesday, October 20, 2009

getting back into the groove

I am getting ready to digitally paint this new project I am working on and wanted to get the feel for using painter again. So here is another copy of a Jacques Louis David portrait but attempted in Painter. I am happy so far, it just needs some more tweaking in the not too distant future when I find some time.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Why I loveeeeee Halloween

For those of you who know me well. A mania of mine is Halloween and my love for setting up a good haunted house. I really would love to figure out how to do a moving eye portrait with a dc motor or something this year but do to the paid commissions I am finishing right now it would be best to keep it simple this year. So I photo shopped and ghost-ified a painting by Jacques Louis David and zombie-fied the other is by Ingres. Also check out this actual dark ride style haunted house I found on you tube. It's called {Terror on the Butte} and it is awesome.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

a wild thing

Hey everyone. First of all I saw some great blogs featuring an homage to the new movie where the wild things are. I was a huge fan of the book back in the day. So here is a little doodle in ink. Secondly I just got back from Italy so I should be posting a truck load of pictures and some sketches. Though the trip was so intense I did not have much drawing and water color time.

By the way Italy should be a mandatory trip for all you artists and art connoisseurs out there. It is just mind blowing and pictures do not do the art, architecture and scenery justice.