Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Painting for the Office, and zoo sketches from last Sunday

I really really like my office. I've got a nice sturdy wooden desk, a nice big paper lamp, a big cozy executive's chair (that I think I stole from my boss by accident. I think we borrowed it for an extra chair for a play tester, then forgot to give it back.) I've got an Adam, which is a person that sits quietly, and once in a while swears at software, and I've got a nice big whiteboard (which is an artist's playground), and big tall walls for taping sketches to. The rest of the office is a private art gallery of misc paintings I've decided to hang on the walls. Some of it is work-related, some of it isn't. They let me hang whatever the heck I want, (probably because they feel sorry for me,) which is the neat part about working for a small company. Anyway, taking advantage of that, I arted up this painting of our mascots for Trivia Adventure. We named them Generica and Broseph. (Before then, we called them Generic Female and Generic Male.)
 and here are some details:

and here is the sketch:
In some ways I like the sketch version better because I enjoy linework. That quality sorta disappears in my watercolor, but in some ways watercolors do sorta look loose and sketchy still, I left most of it loose and only really rendered the figures. I hope it works :) What version do you like better? Colored? Sketch? Neither are good? Both are awesome?!

OK so there's that, now for some fun little zoo sketches. My back itches with sunburn :( I baked as I sketched these animals. I still had fun though!!

So I guess that's that for now...
Until next post!


Mauricio said...

These are great! And well done on the concept painting, it's super cool and well executed. I love her face, fierce yet sexy! and the little guys just watching them is a nice touch!

Cris said...

I love the colored painting! She looks quite powerful and satisfied!

theartofpuro said...

They are wonderful!The sketch and watercolors are great and the animal sketches are super cute:)
Happy Easter:)

wren said...

Love the painting of the generic heroes sparing - perfect. Lately, I've I've done a drawing with really nice line work that I hate to see disappear, I (gasp) ink it before I go in with watercolor - I know, its a sin, but maybe you can experiment with it when you have a great line drawing to start with.