Thursday, February 22, 2007

The Pilot

The Pilot
Here's something completely different. Done strictly on the computer, I created this using Adobe Illustrator. The gradient mesh tool is pretty cool.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Fuzzy Mug

Fuzzy Mug - 6" x 6" Transparent Watercolor.
I just adore this cute little face. I had to paint it up close and personal.

Here's the progression of this painting...

Monday, February 12, 2007

Spring Robin

Spring Robin
The Almond tree in our backyard just started getting blossoms on it yesterday. It served as a good model for this painting a few years back. I can't wait for Spring!

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Glowing Rose - Art in Progress.

Under painting of rose petals.

Rose Petals finished.

Leaves and Stems finished. Ready for background.

Glowing Rose - 5" x 8"

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Purple Spectacles.

I usually draw onto tracing paper as it works well when transering the drawing onto watercolor paper. Here's my sketch ready to be transfered using Saral graphite transfer paper.

Skin tones and underpainting of irises.

Eyes, lashes and brows finished.

Hair finished. Starting underpainting on frames.

Purple Spectacles - 5" x 2"

Purple Spectacles on Hot Pressed Paper
I wanted to re-do this using Hot Pressed Paper. It forces you to loosen up a bit as it's nearly impossible to get a smooth wash on such smooth paper. I've only used Hot Pressed paper a couple of times. You can get some really nice effects with it. However, I still very much prefer Cold Pressed.