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Friday, January 23, 2015

Don't feed the plants

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Monday, January 19, 2015

First Year Hufflepuff

Remember this guy? I posted a sketch of him quite a while ago . Well, he's all painted now. By an overwhelming majority vote on Instagram, he was sorted into Hufflepuff House.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

"We've come for your daughter, Chuck"

I painted this for a Tim Burton Tribute Art Show back in October. 7x15in Gouache on Illustration Board. The original ($300) and one print ($35) are still available. Please contact me through the contact link on the right if interested.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

It's from Sirius!

Wow- It's been so long! I'm ashamed to say that I've ignored my blog for over a year. I'll admit the simplicity of just snapping a picture for Instagram rather than scanning it at my computer is primarily the reason I've been so negligent. But with the upcoming new year I resolve to do better. I'd like to start with sharing this small painting I did for my daughter, a huge Harry Potter fan (ok, so are we, her parents). In fact, I've been away from blogging for so long that apparently I didn't even share the initial sketch, which I only decided to paint several months later. I did the sketch in about 15 minutes, with a light grey Prismacolor Marker for the rough drawing and a Pentel brush pen for the black lines. A few months later, as her birthday approached, I thought I decided to flesh it out into a full painting. As you can see it's basically the same but with many subtle changes. Check out the video below to see how I refined the sketch in Photoshop before painting.
 If you compare the two versions, you can see some subtle differences. I refined the likeness a lot, and improved on the pose, hand positions, etc...

Here's the final painting. If you'd like to see a quick progression, showing the Photoshop refinements to the sketch, here's a short progression video.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

23 Days of Halloween: Day 17- Baby Pea Pod

I don't think any baby I've personally known has really enjoyed being in their Halloween costume.