Sunday, April 29, 2012

'Narrative Illustration' - Assignment #6 (Sketch)

The next task for 'Narrative Illustration' is to illustrate a song lyric of our choosing.  My choice is, "The world is a vampire," from the Smashing Pumpkins song 'Bullet with Butterfly Wings.'  The sketch below will be completed in color for next week.

marker and watercolor on vellum

Friday, April 27, 2012

'Head Drawing' - Week 12

The drawing below was completed earlier today in about 2-3 hrs.  It was a pretty easy pose for the model as she got to sleep all day! :)

charcoal on paper - 18" x 24"

Thursday, April 26, 2012

'Head Drawing' - Assignment #5

The task for class tomorrow was to continue the exercise from last week and layer multiple heads on a drawing.  The composition below was completed at a 'Clothed Figure Drawing' workshop earlier this afternoon.

charcoal on paper

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

'Situation & Environment' - Week 12

Today we began the last in-class painting for the semester.  My piece after one day of painting can be seen below and I believe we will have 3 more weeks to work.

oil on canvas

Monday, April 23, 2012

Paul Frank Art Attack! Contest

I have been a fan of Paul Frank since I was in high school, so I was very excited to see the posters for 'Paul Frank's Art Attack' when they went up in the Academy of Art building I am in on Mondays.  It is an art contest that asks artist to create a piece that incorporates the Paul Frank characters in their own style.

Regular readers will recognize my piece from the sketch posted previously.  Finalists will be chosen based on votes so in a few days, make sure to check HERE to vote for my art!!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

'Head Drawing' - Week 11

Yesterday in-class we continued our experimentations with style, this time layering multiple drawings on one page.  We completed four different variations, but the piece below is my favorite.

charcoal on paper

Friday, April 20, 2012

Nude Figure Workshop #4

oil on canvas - 11" x 14"

The painting above was done in about 2 hours earlier this afternoon.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

'Head Drawing' - Assignment #4

The assignment for tomorrow is another portrait and the subject is again one of my classmates.  The reference and finished piece are both below.

charcoal on paper

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

'Situation & Environment' - Week 11

This week saw the completion of the on-class painting which we have been working on for a total of 3 class sessions.  My finished piece can be seen below.  The model was wearing a small cap with feathers and veil which made for an interesting challenge!

oil on canvas

Monday, April 16, 2012

'Situation & Environment' - Assignment #2 (FINAL Revisions)

This is the (actual) final version of this painting after changes made based on in-class feedback.  I am currently working on the photo reference for my final painting for this class and will begin posting on that project soon!

Friday, April 13, 2012

'Narrative Illustration' - Assignment #5 (Sketch)

This is the sketch for a project that I also planning to submit to a contest so I do not want to say too much yet, but make sure to check back next week for all the details!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Springtime Bunny

The Easter bunny (aka mom) this year included a small plaster bunny in my basket along with some paints to decorate him.  Since he is a shy bunny, I painted him to blend into a springtime field so he can enjoy the sun!  Can you see the ladybug on his foot?

acrylic on plaster bunny

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Zentangle ATC #2

The second edition to my Zentangle 'Artist Trading Card' series.  Enjoy!!

Micron pen on 'Zentangle' official  ATC

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Found Art #2

To follow-up the mermaid posted 1/24/12, this paint splash can be seen on the sidewalk on Frederick St. near Kezar stadium in San Francisco.  To me, it looks just like an elephant spouting water out of its trunk. The eye (upper left quadrant) is actually a piece of guy smushed flat.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

'Head Drawing' - Week 10 (Part 1)

Last Friday in 'Head Drawing' we did some variations on style while listening to four different style versions of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."  The four musical styles were jazz, pop, rock and techno.  Can you tell which is which?

5 min - charcoal on paper

20 min - charcoal on paper

20 min - charcoal on paper

10 min - charcoal on paper

Thursday, April 5, 2012

'Head Drawing' - Assignment #3 (part 2)

The second part of this assignment was to draw for head from a movie.  For the movie I chose David Lynch's 1984 "Dune" and the drawing below is my favorite of the four.

"Tell me about your home world Usual"
charcoal on paper

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

'Situation & Environment' - Week 10

This week continued the painting from last Wednesday and I spent most of today making sure my edges are soft and blended.  I still have one more week to work on it so make sure to check back to see the finished piece!

oil on canvas

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

'Situation & Environment' - Assignment #2 (Final)

I have been working on this painting since last week's critique and the finished piece is below.  The subject is my father-in-law.

oil on canvas
Better photo to come!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Zentangle #4

When in the midst of a long (painting) project, it feels really good finish a smaller piece and Zentangles are perfect for giving me a sense of completion.  I hope you enjoy my latest creation below!

Micron pen and pencil on Moleskine paper

'Narrative Illustration' - Assignment #4 (Final)

For class tomorrow I finished the 'Ugly Duckling' Judo ad illustration in color using a combination of water color, ink and color pencil.