Saturday, November 27, 2010

superman super quicky color sketch

This is watercolor too.  I did this last week very, very fast.  It's actually mostly acrylic on the figure over the watercolor.  I've found that you need a hair dryer for the watercolor, or you end up with a mess really fast, and I got impatient with this one, so acrylic took over.  I figure I'd like to find a balance between the two eventually. 

Color mixing went very fast for this too.  I'm getting more confident with it.  My blues are greyed with orange, and my reds with green.  I'm finding that my blues go toward orange too much, and I think I'm going to start using black and white to grey my colors a bit more along with compliments.  It really depends on the color though.  Because every color has a cast to it, and isn't a perfect blue or orange, when you mix them to get grey you can get unpredictable results, and I like that, but I want to get more control over it in a more predictable way, so straight up grey should help. 

Anyway, there's a long explaination for a very quick crappy sketch. 

Friday, November 26, 2010

experimenting with watercolor.

This thing is watercolor on watercolor paper...just black, blue and burnt umber. I used gesso mixed with watercolor for the lights I wanted to bring out, and colored pencil for some detail. I hate how plastic so many of my paintings are looking, so I wanted to experiment with something different and see where it takes me.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

I couldn't stay away...

So I was in Ohio two weeks ago, and everybody there was so incredibly nice. Someone I met in San Diego even gave me the bag with my artwork on it that they were giving away at San Diego that I never got at the time. I got asked about my blog, and I feel like I forgot why I started it in the first place. Sure, there's headaches, but ultimately it's about all the people who I meet at shows, and online who are so supportive and positive.

I was thinking about putting a watermark on my art, but honestly, that kind of technology is beyond me. I'm just going to let it go, and deal with ebay when it comes up. It's worth it.

So anyway, since I don't have much to contribute beyond that, I'm going to put up some new art.