Sunday, November 3, 2013
9x12 oil on canvas board
I wanted to stretch my art muscles a bit and attempt a portrait painting using only natural hair brushes instead of my usual combination of natural and synthetic. I gave myself a bit of a restricted palette of colors to work from also. I thought the final result came out quite well.
Soft Pink - 7.5x9 Charcoal on paper
Things Are Different Now - 9x12 Charcoal on paper
I did a couple drawings for fun in between paintings. I've been using the images of Suicide Girls as reference material for a number of years and I've been impressed with a lot of the work that I've seen on that site model-wise and from the photographers as well. I encourage anybody that wants unique and beautiful looking models to use this site as a source.
*reference: Macarena Suicide, Hezza Suicide
11x14 oil on canvas board
A portrait I did for my friend of her late puppy. He was a rescue from the pound and was getting up there in age. I wanted to show my sentiments with something physical, as I feel sometimes, words can't do enough. It was my first time painting an animal in oils where I actually felt comfortable enough to make it be the sole subject. I think I got his likeness down and I also had an opportunity to work on my nature background skills. RIP little pup.
5x7 oil on canvas board
My piece for Noche de Los Muertos show in Santa Barbara. The show's theme was Loteria, the Spanish Bingo-like game. I chose the number 40 card El Alacran (The Scorpion). I couldn't make it to the show in person, but I saw photos and heard from the curator that it was a great turn out.
9x12 oil on canvas board
A portrait of the awesome Marilyn Rondon aka Totally Stoked. I had the awesome chance to meet her when I visited New York for the first time in September of 2012. I had been following her work on Tumblr and Instagram (which is now unavailable). This painting was done sometime in February of 2013 but I never got a chance to get a good photo of it. Check out her work if you get a chance!
Monday, June 3, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
So I haven't been doing ANY digital works AT ALL since I got really into doing mainly traditional works, and really exploring what I can do with oils. I decided to finish up this one since it was nearly finished when I last worked on it which was about June of 2012. I might start doing more digital works and try to balance a digital and traditional art pattern.
Hope you all like it!
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013
**all oil on A4 paper
Deathblow - 7.5x10 oil on moleskine paper
All of the above are studies I did in about 3 hours or so. It was a great learning experience for me. I found better use of muting down colors and achieving more realistic color tones and I liked experimenting with brighter and newer colors. On to more painting!
Monday, March 18, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
I follow many different artists (painters, illustrators, photographers, etc) on the social site Tumblr, and I have many chances to have a glimpse at what these people do and sometimes what they have to say. I came across this post and wanted to share it. Maybe it will enlighten you a bit.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Friday, January 4, 2013
Wanderlust - 9x7 oil on thick cardboard paper
These were both fun to do, especially Robocop, the colors were a challenge. I used a few different references to achieve these colors. Well worth it.
Prints of Robocop are available at my Society6 Shop