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Saturday, November 12th, 2011
Just a little experiment with pen and ink and watercolor that I think turned out rather well. I found someone’s Deviantart account full of reference photos and whipped this up in an afternoon, though I will admit having the hands, feet and face all hidden made it 1000% easier to draw. And the view while I was working was quite lovely, heh.
Bottom, 5″x7″ pen and ink and watercolor on paper, $69 with free shipping.
Saturday, September 10th, 2011
I was texting my friend Jeff and I made a typo — I intended to say I was going to “make some artses” (aka make some art), and I managed to leave out the t. Being a fan of certain British books and TV shows as I am, I immediately said that I couldn’t guarantee whether or not there would be arses.
I was testing out my very cool new Lunar Black watercolor, and I had some left on my palette from the art you’ll get to see next week, so I decided to pull out my sketchbook and draw this so I’d have at least one arse to show for the session. The paper wrinkled and the paint ran and granulated, so I supplemented it with a little bit of pen and ink work, including the signature, dipping the fountain pen right into the watery puddles of paint still on the page.
I cheated and photoshopped out the buckled paper, but you can see places the paint pooled more thickly. I do love the granulated textures the lunar black leaves, and painting bums, so perhaps I’ll try again on a thicker paper.
Saturday, August 20th, 2011
I’m not sure what I had in mind when I sat down and started sketching, but I’ve managed to really amuse myself with these two guys. The very first line I drew was the round, fat curve of the short one’s pot belly, and I spent a ridiculous amount of time refining them before I decided it was time to declare them done.
And no, I have no idea what happened to their pants. And they’re not going to tell you, either.
Saturday, March 19th, 2011
When I originally drew this, I had considered coloring the stained glass window, but I found the image so striking in black and white I left it.
A few astute people among you might recognize the model as one I’ve used a few times before, though the stark chiaroscuro led to his face being obscured. If you click to see the larger view, you can just make out the subtle skull shadowing the figure’s face.
There’s some sort of statement in the juxtaposition of images, but I’ll leave it up to you to decide what.
Church of the Mind, 12″x18″ brush and ink on paper, $599 with free shipping.
This image is on paper, and will require matting or framing to be suitable for display; I’m happy to frame it for you for a small additional fee.
Saturday, January 22nd, 2011
Photo etching is an interesting process where you start with a photograph, have film negatives made, and then use that to control exposure of a light-sensitive material to, well, light. Then it’s done like normal etching, except the parts where the light hit are more solid, so they don’t dissolve, and you’re left with the positive image eaten away, all ready to take ink.
My model at the time asked to have his back painted to try out his idea for a tiger stripes tattoo, so I got ink and a sumi-e brush and painted him up and took photos. I’ve had a chance to use those images for several things, including this piece.
Animal Instincts, 3″x3″ photo etching, $199 with free shipping.
This was printed in an edition of 26, of which I still have 4 + 1 with tea stains (oops).
These prints are on thick watercolor paper, but aren’t really suitable for display as is. I’m happy to frame it for you for a wee extra fee, though.
Friday, December 3rd, 2010
Back before I ever did a NaNoWriMo, I briefly considered doing a webcomic — the intensive schedule forces one to really develop a style and refine it quickly, which sounded more appealing than slogging through years more of feeling like an incompetent. In the long run, though, I decided that I just didn’t have the motivation to keep up a comic schedule, shelved the idea and turned it into my very first NaNoWriMo win.
This is Toby, one of the two main characters from Makeshift. It’s one of the first things I ever did using Copic markers, which then languished on my shelf for a long time before I picked them back up and got busy learning the long, hard way to suck less.
Toby, 5″x7″ pen & ink and Copic markers on sketchbook paper, not for sale.
Friday, November 5th, 2010
This is the second version of yesterday’s drawing, this time a stone lithograph. The process involved in this one gave it a more scribbly feel, and the haloing effect washed out the face, and obscured the arms in stark black shadow.
The feel of this image is different than the first version for me, despite being essentially the same thing. It’s rougher, more abstract, as though the angel has begun to fade into his component parts, the whiteout glow of his halo making the shadows deeper and obscuring detail where it’s the brightest.
I ran 6 of these before clearing the stone for other use, on a heavy grey acid-free art paper. The edges of each one are hand-torn so they’re all slightly irregular, and there’s inky fingerprints around the borders of each one as a testament to their handmade nature.
Bound Angel 2, 14″x7″ stone lithograph on art paper, edition of 6, $99 each with free shipping.
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