Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth at Comic Con! I had a
great time, and enjoyed speaking to so many people about our new studio
and getting classes going again. The enthusiasm and excitement about our new
space is much appreciated! I had a lot of
fun sketching and painting with everyone in the booth, seeing friends, meeting new people, and
checking out all the cosplay. I come away inspired by all the amazing
talent that surrounded me, and motivated by all the great conversations I had with so many awesome people!
painting alongside Maggie Ivy
Hammin' it up with Ron Lemen and Eddie Holly in cosplay
This is a detail from a painting I did shortly after we moved our studio down to Park Blvd. It's a portrait from life, and the model is Tori Roze. Always love painting her. And I do love using that rake too!
I decided that I might start posting more WIPs. This is a WIP of Sirens - oil painting on board, 22x28". What I'll add to it might not be a whole lot more - or at least, not extremely noticeably different - but still, it's a WIP. I've got a lot of WIPs at the moment, and I hope by posting some that it puts me that much closer to finishing them. We'll see if that plan works.
To see some of my finished paintings, click on the Paintings page tab
Acrylic on white book pages - painting and palette knife and sanding and scraping - 4x6"
sketch is on a 2-page spread of white pages. I made marks with my
palette knife, sanded, painted, made marks, sanded, scraped, and found
faces in the marks I made, and painted into them a bit more - which is
generally how I work and come up with things on a blank surface.
The text on the left page is text from what was already on the page, and I just painted over the rest of the paragraph. I've been discovering and composing new phrases and sentences that really are very different from what the entirety of the paragraph is about, and end up influencing what happens in the sketch as well.
..acrylic and graphite on book page, 4x6". This one went through many stages and was sanded and scraped and scratched at many times until this face emerged. Not much of the book page shows through as a result, but there are layers of faces and scribbles underneath this one.