Monday, June 22, 2009

Keith Progress/change

The left is after matte medium and a few ink washes, the right is after more medium and really thin oil paint. I'm trying to make a bunch of stages with it, but still keep it complete at any given one. it's fun.


Wednesday, June 10, 2009


I've been wanting to do a portrait of my brother, Keith, for a loonnngggg time. This captures his personality pretty accurately. I think im going to paint over it, or at least do some washes.

Once again, now the photo reveals the errors in my proportions. His arms are too short! Also poor camera angle, making them even shorter.

charcoal, graphite, on tan rives bfk

fun preliminary stage here

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

william bouguereau study 1

I've been doing some master studies both on paper and on photoshop, here's the first one. This sorta debunked my opinion that rives didn't hold graphite well. It does. I don't have a scanner back home, so the quality from my powershot isn't the best.

I always love how the inaccuracies always become SO much more apparent once it's on the computer. Oh wait -.-

graphite on rives