Saturday, May 28, 2011


This was another Art Deviant reference image....Sara   I liked the framing and the eyes.  I used my new version of Photoshop CS5.  Same brushes as the past CS2...used a hard flat pallet knife airbrush...for most of the work...this is an elaborate pencil sketch....still need to work on color and blending gave me tones suck but the focus was on the forms and proportions at this point...Where to stay sketchy and where to add detail...still like "girl on train best"   see if this passes the 3 day test....time for bed its 1:37 in the am and the music has looped to many times to count.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

little face

just a quick couple to get to bed....:(

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Girl on Train

I was on the "Art Deviant" site and saw this photograph...Photo and thought it was a great little study.
Natalie is up with a fever and sore throat so I couldn't sleep.  Came back down to finish this and I really like it so far.  I hope I like it in 3 days, that seems to be the test.  If it still looks ok in 3 days, I did some things right...(I look back at previous posts and they don't meet this low standard...the posts stay up anyway...not like anyone reads this...)   I used some cross hatching for transitions with texture, even added a few freckles...kept the hair very loose and focused on the lighting....I think it is showing some progress.....time for a nap before morning...

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Tiger stripes

Quick, very quick interior study...time for bed


Here one of 6 postcards for kids to send home to parents.  A fun project for Ethan's school...Check out the rest on the Wonderkids Postcard Page

Friday, May 6, 2011


This is a post card I made for Ethan's class...they are doing a weeks worth of camp activities.  One day is "Cowboy" day and this is intended to be the postcard they write home on.  I used a standard fill bush in grays first. Then an overlay layer for color tone and multiply for darks...I posterized the image in photoshop and it gave me a watercolor effect I really like....
I have 5 more to follow ....I hope the kids like them...I will set up a page under school projects...
I learned a lot on these from a painting stand point ....hope you like