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  • Custom Torch Illustration

    September
    13
    2006

    I just completed a custom torch logo graphic, inspired by a “pass the torch” image that my client had seen. The pose is my own, my own makeshift torch (my gigantic gesso brush) my tripod and trusty camera – and photographed my own hand in two different positions to use as a reference for this project.

    It all started as a sketch – after a couple of revisions I turned it into a watercolor painting.

    From there, I scanned the painting in and started making some very minor revisions, and with my handy dandy wacom tablet and my favorite CorelX Paint Shop Pro, I created this digital painting:

    So that’s what I’ve been working on – my client’s deadline was today, and I came in right on schedule, which I love doing (I’m an on-time-aholic).

    I admit, I am excited to have artwork out there in a corporate logo format. Hopefully I’ll be able to show you some of the materials this will be appearing on soon.

    Two Babes & A Brain

    May
    30
    2006

    I wanted to share these illustrations today too, they’re complete and will make their proper unveiling in their new logo at their domain soon. I’ll link it all up and give you larger images at that point, but for now I had to share more art!

    It’s great to be creative – and I know you guys only get to see what I can show you, ya’ll must think I walk around here with a hammer or my camera all day long by now!

    Update: The new header/logo is up and running, go have a look!

    :winking:

    The Graduate

    May
    30
    2006

    Here’s the face-through-the-hole graduate that I just finished up for the PreK graduation ceremony… being held in one hour…phew! The high school shop class cut the wood, the high school art class drew the grad, I just redrew the hands and painted it in acrylics for the school (really, I did it for the kids!).

    I’ll get a pic of the actual graduate tonight, I hope. The eldest couldn’t wait to get her head in there.

    Wedding Portrait : WIP #3

    March
    20
    2006

    This is the completed underpainting, and it’s going to take nearly a week to dry with all of the pure indigo I used in his suit. I’ll be working on other projects until I can get back to this one and work on the next layer.

    (Colors vary from previous WIP shots because I ran out of daylight.)

    Wedding Portrait Palette

    March
    20
    2006

    The Flesh

    What colors did you think you’d see on my palette? I’m curious.

    Wedding Portrait : WIP #2

    March
    19
    2006

    I’ve got the skintone all blocked in, now the challenge will be to make them look like them, and not just people. Right now they have general shapes and color, and after I complete the underpainting (clothing included) and go back to detail the painting, their personalities will start to emerge.

    Wedding Portrait : WIP #1

    March
    16
    2006

    You can see the photograph of the bride & groom that I’m working from. I’ve just worked in the background, and started underpainting the whites in the couples clothing. I’ll be working on the skintones for a while, getting a very rough layer of values for their skin and clothing. The background though, is finished for the most part. I modified the horizon line from the photograph, and matched the colors of the sunset really well. It does give a nice ambience to their portrait already, and I’m happy with how it turned out.

    Wedding Portrait : The Sketch

    March
    16
    2006

    This is another sketch, it’s a 12″ x 16″ wedding portrait I’ll be painting (in oils).

    I’ve got a few irons in the fire right now so if posting is sparse you know why.

    Custom Portrait J&L : Final Scan

    November
    20
    2005

    Custom Portrait : Joseph & Linda
    9 x 12 Oil Painting
    Canvas Panel
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