Monday, September 20, 2010

Piggy and The Waterfall

I learned of a pen and ink drawing contest for the local garden park just shy of week before the deadline I knew I had to make a quick turnaround. So I worked hours of the day and night to guarantee these would be done in time. It really felt like I was back in school again (a feeling both good and bad) when it came to working such a close deadline. Here are the results.

Waterfall. Self Explainitory. It was just something I thought would make for a decent composition.

Piggy. A bronze sculpture of a pig in a clearing in a cornfield, which in this early August autumn was starting to decay. I couldn't help but look at his expression, as if he were looking up and above his crumbling surroundings and to something distant that we might never know.

Brush Practice Portraits

I recently purchased some new Winsor Newton sable brushes and they have been working wonders for me. I tried practicing by starting with something I was familiar with; faces. I tried my had at the male leads from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and the highly expressive Tuco from "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly."


Trees have always been a challenge for me, until not too long ago I realized I was going about it all wrong.

I got up early (7 am in the summer) and observed how the light from the sun cast shadows on the leaves and helped give the tree a distinct shape rather than just being a bunch of stray branches darting out every which way.

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