Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sunday Painting: Viper

Snakes are rather interesting creatures. Their bodies have some special modifications on account of the fact they swallow their prey whole. They have double-hinged jaws, allowing them to swallow things bigger than their heads, and their skulls are divided into several plates, allowing it to be flattened and distorted and not block their airways during swallowing.
Basically, this means their skulls have lots of intricate hard-to-draw parts, and they look cool.
Also, this was the first time I've ever used a paint brush to apply ink. That was pretty fun.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Happy Birthday, Dave

It's good to have a friend who believes in me even it's hard for me to believe in myself.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Saturday, June 13, 2009

What Furries ought to be.

when I first heard someone use the term "furries," this was the mental image I got, a meep from the original Quest for Glory. Unfortunately, it turns out that furries aren't creatures that live underneath rocks and give you magic scrolls and clumps of their hair upon request. They are something far more sinister.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sunday Painting: Proboscis Monkey

I've got church that starts at 2:00, so it leaves me with a tone of time in a house all to myself. It makes for the perfect time to do a painting. Here we have the most magnificent of creatures, the proboscis monkey. Part of my postcards for Mom series, done in acrylic.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

I'm actually learning stuffs!

I've had several bouts with 3d rendering programs, swearing that I'll learn to use them in attempt to get some phat employment, but each and every time I end up giving up on it after minutes of frustration. Here I have the farthest I've progressed on anything 3d-rendered. Behold its beauty.

Monday, June 1, 2009

What I did yesterday, what I did seven years ago.

As of late, I've become a stylized digital painter, and I've been wondering if I can paint as well with traditional paint as I can with a computer program. I feel like I've done most of my learning about how to paint within the last year, with Corel painter, and never learned how to produce portfolio pieces with traditional media, and part of me feels like I need to go back and get some hands-on time with the old paint sets I bought as a freshman in college.
Also, for all you true believers, here's the masterpiece of my angsty teenage years - a portrait of Ellen Ginsberg, from back when I thought photorealism was the epitome of what an artist can achieve.