Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I'm going green! Kinda...

I have been seeing a lot of artists using that brown recycled paper and I finally found a place to
buy some of it at. So I bought some and have been enjoying the affects of being able to use a
white charcoal pencil. This is not a great drawing but I thought I would put it up to show the

Friday, August 14, 2009

Childhood is the wellspring of creativity

I recently stumbled upon a blog by the name of Chicken Nugget Lemon Tooty, and it is awesome! It is the drawings of 3 kids and it is actually very inspiring. I had forgotten how creative kids really are. I feel alot of times as we get older, even though are skills get better, our creativity can lose some of its power. Anyway, they invited people to take their drawings and do their own take on them. Here is mine. I tried some new things artistically with this one, and I am semi pleased with how it came out.


My take:

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Jack Bauer is my Muse

So I went on vacation this last week to Oregon, which was nice a relaxing. I a period of 3 days, I watched an entire season of 24, which I consider to be quite an accomplishment. Here are some of the sketches I did while I was watching.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Just keep swimming...

I was looking through deviant art contests and one particularly caught my eye. It was called "kick your own ass". Seeing this title first conjured up images of seemingly impossible physical feats. However, this contest is really about seeing how far you have come by remaking an art piece from your past. You can look at the winners HERE. The results are truly inspiring. As a young artist, it is often discouraging to look at other artists that you admire, thinking "I'll never get there". What I am beginning to realize though is just how much improvement you can really make over such a short period of time. Go check the winners out and be prepared to be encouraged by the amount of improvement most have them have made in 4 years.

New Wacom!!!!

I just got a new Wacom Intuos 4 and it rocks! I have been playing with it and it is so much better than using the old graphire I have had for 5 years. The pencil on paper feel is particularly nice. Anyway, I joined a drawing group called "Though Faucet" where they post new topics everyday, every week and every month. So they throw all these ideas at you and you go where you will with it. I have been wanting to post, but have not had time, but finally I did a drawing. The word is "Lizard King". I am pretty unfamiliar with Digital Painting, but I am starting to practice doing it more.