Monday, December 11, 2006

Still Life - pumpkin


This is an 8"x8" oil painting of a small pumpkin or maybe it's called a pumpkin squash. I plan to do small still life paintings in oil or acrylic. I was inspired by the "painting-a-day" guys. I don't have time to do one every day, but maybe every-once-in-a-while. There are so many different styles of drawing and painting I want to do that's it's hard for me to stick with just one for a long period of time.

Illustration Friday - Mask


I was kind of toying with the idea of make-up as a mask. I originally planned to do a goth girl in a realistic style, in black pencil but came up with this instead.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Fashion Portrait


This was intended to be a fashion style drawing although it looks a bit like a comic book style drawing.
I bought a book full of fashion illustrations and I was really inspired by the colors, the boldness and creativity of the artists.
I had a fashion illustration class in college and really enjoyed it even though it was not easy and it was frustrating at times. I would like to take a crack at it again. Maybe I'll come up with some better stuff without the pressures of being in a classroom setting.