Saturday, October 26, 2013

"Centaur" and "Mermaid"

These are two images to help me get back into the mood for finishing a comic I'd started a while ago. It involves a centaur and a mermaid, and so.

~8"x8". pencil.

~5"x9". gouache.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

"Red Jasper"

~5"x7". gouache on chipboard.

Something I made to show students tomorrow: an example for painting on colored surfaces; in this case letting the surface be the middle tone for the subject.

Saturday, October 12, 2013


Here are some sketched faces. I started to paint over one digitally.

That bottom right face is from a character I depicted back in 2007 when I was learning about digital painting. That older image was a self-assigned exercise, so I didn't finish it beyond the parts I was most interested in rendering.

I sketched the face from memory, and got some of the details wrong, but recalled the main design idea.

Thinking about digital painting stuff; sketching and moving pencil work into digital.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


After work I met with my friend who also teaches and we went to campus to hear this talk that was being held.

We got there an hour early and sketched in the cafeteria for a bit. I drew a couple students, then drew The Yellow Kid.

Watercolor is a lovely tool to use with sketching. And I enjoy portraiture very much.