Sunday, December 17, 2006
This is my first attempt at doing fire. I worked from a photo I took of fire. The photo wasn't that great because the flames were too white in the photos, and I had to invent some of the colors and values. I'm going to try again with a better reference. The forest scene is based off a Wetcanvas.com photo.
These are all 12x16 inches on Canson watercolor paper, cold press. Paasche V airbrush used along with transparent Golden Airbrush colors and FW acrylic inks. Combination of airbrush and paintbrush used for details. All images based off photos from the Wetcanvas.com reference image library.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
These sketches are also based off photos from the wetcanvas.com reference image library. Except for the last image on the right, which is from observation. They are pen and wash and acrylic ink.
These are sketches from the sketchbook that I finished about a month or so ago. I will be posting sketches from the new sketchbook soon. This is the first of several sketch dump posts. The watercolors are done from observation from a bus window on a trip to Florida. The ballpoint pen drawings are based off wetcanvas.com reference image photos.
These are the finished pieces. They are all a combination of airbrush and paintbrush. I airbrushed the entire image first, and then used a paintbrush to put in the details that would bring the image into sharper focus. All reference images courtesy of the wetcanvas.com image library. The image size is 16x20 inches. Also, on the previous post the image sizes are 9x12 inches.
Hi everyone: I'm sorry that I haven't updated this blog in a few months, life has just gotten in the way. However, I have made time to still do my artwork, and I have plenty to post. As you all may know, my first love is pen and ink, but recently I have become a bit burned out with it. Or rather with all of that stippling. I'm not going to stop doing pen and ink or stippling entirely, but I really need to start producing more work quicker, so I have taken up another medium-the airbrush. I only started four days ago with the airbrush, but I think I have become quite good with it in this short amount of time, though I still have a long way to go. I use a combination of airbrush and paintbrush for the details. I know that there are people out there who do photorealistic work with an airbrush and get sharp details with it, but I'm not sure how they do it with a tool that seems to be made for doing soft-focus work and backgrounds. At any rate, I've never been a photorealist, and it's no sin to combine tools for the effect that one wants. And I think I've arrived at a unique style. So enough, with the introduction, I will start off my showing some of my first airbrushed efforts and then my later finished pieces. All images except for the self-portrait are from the wetcanvas image library. The first eagle, and the smoker, and the clouds are airbrushed without the use of a paintbrush for details. The blue-violet eagle and the self-portrait show the use of a paintbrush to bring the image into sharper focus.