Completed Drawing

I recently finished my drawing “Charity”.  Working with perspective like this is a challenge but I learn every time I put forth this much effort.  It’s also easier every time.   Now I just need to buy some spray fixative so it won’t smudge all over the place.

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“Charity” shows an example of this virtue

Completed Painting

I have just finished my latest painting ” Escape From Babylon”. The concept is based upon this mysterious pair of sojourners who are aware of the carnage happening in the distance.

 

I wanted to use this painting as an opportunity to pull viewers into the universe that I’ve introduced. That being said, my current and future works do have an interwoven narrative. This narrative will feature standard fantasy tropes and Judeo-Christian themes that I hold dear. Seeing this painting is basically like watching a novelist write a book by the paragraph; or by the sentence as it’s being written. As I build my body of work viewers get a chance to piece everything together and explore the world as it’s being constructed….almost like a scavenger hunt!

If you want to look under the hood, this video shows me working on a portion of this painting. In addition to following this blog, subscribe to the YouTube channel. We are already working on more content so there will be some pretty awesome things happening there including more footage of paintings being created.

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Inktoberfest

I found out about Inktober almost halfway through.  Shame on me.

Inktober is an initiative set up by artist Jake Parker in 2009 to improve his own drawing skills which has grown into an international phenomena or artists posting cool things and sharing it on various social media outlets.  During the month of October, participants are supposed to make a pen and ink drawing every day.  Here is my contribution so far.

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Intro Post

I would like to kick off my first blog post here by being transparent about myself and my design process.  I spend most of my waking hours creating things, talking about creating things, or consuming creative things.  I just enjoy pretty things including hair and makeup, clothing, interior decorating…the list goes on.  My aesthetic is typically reflected in my subject matter.  I look forward to a long time of using this blog to share in my passion for making the world a nicer place to look at while expressing my own as well as the vision of my patrons.

Now before I get all Von Trapp and go into a tirade about my favorite things I’ll go ahead and post a Work in Progress (WIP).  This particular item is created with pen and ink, and color pencil and will become my new website header and the basis for my visual identity.  As an illustrator I would like to lean to this type of work as it’s more indicative of what I do.

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Photo on 1-23-14 at 4.55 PM