Thursday, August 23, 2007

Illustration Friday - Captain

Here's my quickie Illustration Friday contribution -- barely in time. I figured I had to do it though, since I've taken the past few weeks off and that's no good. It's a Captain Walrus! I tried to think of a really great name for him, but alas, came up with nothing. Blargh! I think I'm brain tired. Any suggestions?

I'm not totally pleased with him -- I'm kinda 'meh.' I would have liked to have time for a whole body and scene/environment, and something about the coloring, etc seems off to me. But then again, for a quickie, he's just dandy.

Ink lines, photoshop color. Pin It

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

There's no place like studio....

Hello, hello. It's good to be back. I've been running around all over the place -- art openings, weddings (not mine), etc., so Illustration Friday and other paintings, drawings, and doodles fell to the wayside. I'm back though, and it's been a wonderful, if not very swift, past two weeks.

The Radical Nautical show was an absolute hit. It was absolutely packed, and there was a single file line to just get into the gallery. Crazy. It provided for some terrific people watching.

Also, a bit of good news, I won a judge's pick award for my painting! Yay! And congratulations to my friend Ren Sacco for his 'Mercrabicorn' taking best of show. It was a really great show with a lot of talented people, many of the most talented are amongst my own friends. I consider myself lucky to be surrounded by such talent. ; )

Aaand, some fabulous friends of mine go married this past weekend, and I was honored to be a bride's maid. Oh, it was a lovely blast! How could it not be with karaoke, a piƱata, a Conan the Barbarian groom's cake, an even a Kermit and Piggy wedding cake topper? Congratulations to Paul and Emma, who should be enjoying their honeymoon right about now.

So, now I'm diving back into artwork. The Dorothy above is one of my warm ups back into my art swing after being basically absent for about two weeks. Nothing special, but I like it. I think the character of Dorothy is more suited to being blonde, plain, and wholesome. It seems more 'Kansas' to me. But then, I've never been to Kansas. Oh, and of course, this is pre-silver (or ruby) slippers.

She's acrylic gouache on Rives BFK. Pin It