Here are some illustrations inspired by various works of fiction. It’s a graphic collection of the things that I have been reading for the last six months. The series is quite eclectic so far.
These digital paintings are mostly from my imagination. I tried to reference physical objects that I had lying around the studio when dealing with the complexities of the human form and drapery. This meant drawing from plastic mannequins and modeling in front of a mirror with my old college graduation robe. I tried to keep myself from using photographs but I had to cheat a bit and use Google Images for things like horses, ravens, and Quidditch sets.
Quick ipad sketches from select pieces in the Forrest Bess exhibit.
Here are some paintings I did with a small Wacom Intuos tablet. I used Artrage 3.5.4 Studio (the bundled software) and photo references from http://artists.pixelovely.com/ to create the pieces below.
I stayed in Washington D.C. for three days and was overwhelmed by the art collections within the city. Sketching inside each museum was difficult. I didn’t want to linger too long on any one particular piece for fear that I would miss out on the many other significant works of art on view. Perhaps another 3-4 weeks in town would have helped me digest all that I saw.
Sugar, a group exhibition of emerging artists, will be up until October 11th at Autobody Fine Art in Alameda. I have a couple of pieces in the show. Stop on by!