Sunday, March 28, 2010

Watercolor - 1 hour portraits

Watercolor, 1 hour each. 11.25" x 15"
Haven't done watercolor portraits in a long time. It was really fun! Can't wait to do it again :)


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Watercolor Sketchbook - Spiderhouse Cafe / Naked Lunch - Stephanie

I just love sketching at coffee shops. I usually do some pen sketching for a few minutes and then do a small painting. I rarely post my pen sketches because they look boring next to a colored picture. Austin is insanely beautiful this time of year. Everything has a warm glow! I tried to show that in the umbrellas, bushes, and on the people. Everything felt great today. It was an ideal day. I met a very sweet and cute dog named "Chad" at Spiderhouse, I drew all day long, I painted, I had lunch with a good friend, the sun was shining, the breeze was cool. It was perfection.
This is from the Naked Lunch sessions. These are 7 minutes long...

3 minutes...

I hope you feel the way I felt today!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Short pose session - abby

ah, really messed the values on this one but i do like the drawing... 30 minutes...
10 minutes, 5 minutes
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Friday, March 12, 2010

" Zombie Kid" Watercolor

I've been trying to think of what to paint that might appeal to my friend Tom if he were a little kid. This guy likes stuff that's not really kid-friendly. He likes monster movies, blood, gore, and really dark stuff. I wanted to try and meld two unlikely genres. A kid-friendly zombie is the result. The dog is modeled after my sister's dog Alex.

Hope you like Zombie Kid!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

"Wally the Birthday Pig" Watercolor

He loves birthdays!! I think the thumbnail image of this one looks kind of crappy. best to zoom in on this one :) The original painting looks so much better than this digitized version. Oh well :) The image is 22.24" x 15"

Wally says Happy Birthday to Penny!

Monday, March 8, 2010

short pose session - drawings of M.K.

Monday nights at the AVAA are great. 3 hours of drawing, tons of poses. Lots of chances to experiment. Michelle is a reliable model who frequents the AVAA. I dont know why but my drawings of her always turn out better than other models (I think... you be the judge).
25 minutes...

15 minutes...
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I'm working on more watercolors. Will try to update before the weekend!

Monday, March 1, 2010

short pose session - drawings of Chris

incredible model today ! Very athletic. Nary a jiggle when she moved.
15 minutes...


 5 minutes...

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