Working on another project

This is a snapshot of another project I’m working on.

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That stuff I was talking about….

I spent some time yesterday working on the Red King. I wanted to paint it using watercolour, but I ended up using Photoshop instead. I get really nervous about painting works that I’m especially proud of. You can’t un-paint something, and I get anxious that I’ll screw up and ruin my original. Because of my anxiety, I rarely follow through with painting and that’s kinda sad. 😦

Like I said, however, I REALLY wanted to colour this image using watercolour. So I decided to be proactive and learn how to make watercolour effects using Photoshop. I found a great tutorial on how to set up textured paper/brushes, etc. Check it out if you’re interested.

I haven’t finished the colouring yet, but I’m pleased with the way it’s turning out. Enjoy the sneak peek!

 

Galaxy

So, my world fell apart a little yesterday, but I’m back on track (sorry for the lack of post).

As promised, here’s the full image of the watercolour I worked on the other day. Enjoy :>

Water Works

So, those of you who follow my blog will notice that there were no posts this weekend. I think with all the things currently on my plate it would be best if I gave myself a little leeway, so I think i’ll keep to a weekday-only posting schedule from now on. Or, at least, until I’m famous and can quit my day job. 😀

I have non-Flash Pulp project on the table at the moment, and it’s waiting to get coloured. I’ve been thinking that I’d like to use watercolours for this project, but it’s been a verah.long. time. since I’ve used them – so I decided to do some practicing. 🙂

Here’s what came out of that little exercise. I’ll post the full image tomorrow…

Water(colour)lily

I don’t work much with watercolours, but here you go.

 

And Now For Something Completely Different

It’s been a little while since I’ve posted anything on here and I’m sorry. To apologize, let me share with you this acrylic painting I did of a castle. Ta-da!

This is image was drawn from a book I read a few years ago. I like to work with pre-existing images then add my own elements and design. That is to say, if I want to draw a picture of  a person or a thing in a certain pose – I like to have a photograph of a person or a thing in that pose that I can make a likeness of. It all reminds me of having to draw bowls of fruit in art class (a project I always hated). The other day I was struggling with the pose of a character in one of my comics. In the end, I asked my partner to pose for me and found the task much easier for it.

I suppose over time and with practice I’ll be better able to fully conceptualize my art without requiring a model, but for now I’m happy with my wife and bowls of fruit.

Practice Targets and Pedro The Cowboy

It’s getting late and it’s been a long day. I’m pretty tired, but before I get to bed, let me share with you my not-so-artistic-but-creative project of the day – practice targets!

JRD got himself a new toy to play with and he asked me if I could conjure him up some targets. I thought our son might enjoy painting with me, so I employed his help on the project, too. He’s been watching his dad play some video games recently and he drew some of the enemies from said game for us to practice shooting. I drew a few bullseyes and, just to change it up, a person-shaped target. With the person-shaped target I got our son to lie down on the board and I traced around him. Then I made all the porportions a little bigger ’cause I felt kinda bad about making a child-sized target. Initially I was just going to paint the person black, but JRD asked me to put a mean face on it, so I figured if I was putting a face on it I had to make the rest of it look like a person, too.

Then I decided it would be a cowboy. Named Pedro.

Let’s see if we can do this…

So after some internal debate I’ve decided to write a blog. I’m not 100% sure on is direction yet. I’m thinking it’ll be a nice way to get some art projects of mine a little more organized. Let us just say that I’ve had “difficulties” starting and finishing various artistic pieces I’ve come up with. I’m hoping this blog will give me the motivation to see my projects through to the end. As an added bonus I’ll get to share my work with anyone who’s interested in viewing it. What I’d like to do with this blog is share my thoughts, ideas and processes while I work on my art. See, it’s win/win for everyone involved.

I’m working on a few projects right now, the largest of which would be the comic my husband and I are collaborating on. I have quite a few pages of work for this project already and i hope to start posting a few of the more completed works here soon. I have a series of paintings, mostly ideas for future works that will tie in with each other, waiting to be put to canvas.
I don’t want to give away too much just yet since who knows how this will all turn out. I hope I’ll learn something about myself and my art by working on this blog, but most of all I hope that I can remain consistent in my work. Wish me luck!