Portrait Parity

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I like doing portraits every now and then and here's one of two cute little girls that I've been working on recently. I think it's just about done now.

As you can see, the faces are detailed, but the style becomes progressively sketchier as you leave the main area of focus. There are some strong angles present which lend energy and a shadow was added LR to activate the negative space.

Please join me again next week when I do believe there will be another installment of 'How To Fail As an Artist'!

What was I doing last week when I should have been blogging?

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Last week when I should have been writing,
I was working on the above study for a painting
of Guanyin. I just love Song era sculptures of him.
(See right.) I still need to work out some details,
and I'm not sure but I will probably be using oil
paint for this project.

Obama wins!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

America has elected it's first African-american president. This will surely usher in new excitement, and I present here a caracature I have done of the man himself.

You can see more about it here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16955665.

This is not an idealizing portrait, but a humanistic view of the man who just might change the face of our country.

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