Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

Here is a quick sketch for Halloween done in the ol' moleskine.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Peter Vischer The Elder

I haven't worked with watercolors much lately, so I've been experimenting a bit. This is a study based loosely on Peter Vischer the Elder's Self-Portrait made out of brass in 1510. I like his helmet.

Peter Vischer The Elder

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Edward Gorey

This is a portrait I did of the twisted and demented children's book writer and illustrator Edward Gorey. I would give a copy of The Gashlycrumb Tinies, which came out in 1963, to all of the kids in my life, but I would probably get "one of those" talks, from their parents, if you know what I mean. The kids would love it, though.

G Is For Gorey Who Laughed In Dark Places
colored pencil on tinted paper

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Labor Day Girl

I did the top sketch last year around Labor Day and had always wanted to do a better rendition of it, so I finally experimented with the image somewhat, doing a colored pencil drawing on tinted paper next. Then I tightened it up a bit and went for a more graphic look in my final version.

So, that was the process on this one.

Labor Girl
acrylic on illustration board

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Venus Or Bust

I really don't know what to think of this one. There are parts of this that I'm not too comfortable with and then again there are parts of this that I really like. It was just one of those illustrations that were slow in getting off the ground, or maybe I should say, the asteroid. Once I start a painting I like to see it through, for better or for worse, obviously, so this one is one that I learned as I went. Any comments on this one would be nice to hear.

Venus Or Bust
acrylic on illustration board