Monday, May 23, 2011

30 Minute Painting

Try it!  Sometimes it's fun just to whip something off with no predetermined plan or vision.  Sometimes it's a significant glimpse into your psyche.  Sometimes it's some fuzzy spiderlike thing.

Fuzzy Spiderlike Thing

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I drew a chainsaw katana.

I drew a chainsaw katana after a friend challenged whether or not something like that was conceivably functional.


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Forest Monster

Here's one I did last year. 

I believe I found this one at a Goodwill.  I like the mouth on this guy.  This painting was a struggle to finish, but it was an oasis of artistic outlet during a lull in the creative process.  I'm currently juggling five projects inbetween experimenting with making stencils, so right now it just seems there aren't enough hours in the day.  I've got two empty landscapes, a seascape, two people who have requested portraits of themselves as zombies, and a local art show this weekend.  Not enough hours in the day.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Corrected Paintings

I'm using today's post to spotlight a couple of my heroes.  These are people I've found on the internet who realized as I did that some paintings just lack that...certain something...

This fellow paints a lot of robots and monkeys. Sometimes he paints robots and monkeys into other people's paintings.  I'm fond of this one as well:

The artist is possibly

You can see the original here.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sub-Arctic Land Narwhal

Here I'm showing the process.  This one I worked on a little differently than I would acrylics (or even other oil paintings), but I decided to switch it up since the original landscape was predominantly white(ish).

 Here's the original.

Here's the initial sketch.

Ever-so-lightly pencil in the beastie.

Blocking in the figure in white.

Some shading.  You can see she's "on top of" some trees at this point.

Finished product.

Sub-Arctic Land Narwhal!
 My first attempt at altering an oil painting.  I felt a little like I was destroying a bit of history since the landscape painting was done in 1965.  Perhaps a series of events put into play by unseen cosmic forces guided it to my hands.  Or maybe I'm an irreverent jerk.  Either way.