Wednesday, October 27, 2010




All charcoal images from my Fashion and Body Adornment class at school. These are actually back from late September/early October but I just found the photos on my camera, so I figured I'd post them while I had time. This class really pushes for experimentation as far as drawing surfaces go, which is a nice break from my more traditional classes. I guess it gave these particular studies a more "tribal" look which brings out the character more. I wouldn't mind doing more "character" studies like this the next time we have a model in-class.

10x5. Acrylic on plaster.

An exercise from school that focused on using colors from Egyptian artwork as a starting point, but I really like it. I wouldn't mind taking this character farther, I think. I've always wanted to make creepier looking characters.

Thursday, October 21, 2010




"Coffee and Lace"
October 2010. Watercolor. 9x12.

Originally a study for one of my classes at school that I ended up being rather fond of.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thanks, Nick!



Two 15 minute studies from class yesterday that I wanted to share. Both are 9x12 and are done in Acrylics. I was really on a roll with these once I figured out a technique that's good for quick studies like these.

I do a really thin wash with the acrylic in a base color, then I paint in part of the background, but leave some of the wash unpainted, so that I can figure out the placement of the model on the page. Then, I paint in the mid-tones, the lights, and the darks (not always in that order) in block form. I probably could go back and touch these up and what not with further details, but I like the way they are now as quick studies.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

New Developments


Character Development?

I was looking through my sketchbook work when I realized I had been developing a character this entire time and didn't realize it. I felt she deserved her own post on the blog before I worked on getting my other work here, so here she is.