Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New Work - ACME Salestaur

Even centaurs have to make a living! This hansome fellow really knows how to turn on the charm to make those sales. This normally skeptic home-maker is more than a little mesmerized by the unusual variaty of salestaff knocking on her front door!

Life-sized image 2.5"x3.5"

Close-up enlargment of details.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

WIP Pronghorns 2

Here's an update on this painting.  I have gone back into the background and built it up with textured paint.  I'm using alkyd oils on this with Liquin Impasto medium to add texture.  Next up will be to establish all those legs and build up the background around them.  Then I will go into the pronghorns and get them finished up with the textured paint, and, finally finish off the foreground.  Here are picks of it as it stands today.

...and a close-up to show the brushwork

Monday, May 3, 2010

WIP - Pronghorns

This is one I just started today, but, I have done a bit of researching and studying to get the anatomy down and to make sure I don't do something silly in my composition like make the pronghorns jump a!  (Pronghorns do not jump!)   Anyway, this is just the start and even this drawing will likey undergo some changes before I get too much farther into this. 

This was my intial sketch that inspired the paintings.. I'm not re-creating this in the painting.  Rather, I am drawing a similar but differant image.

Here I started drawing onto my hardboard panel using soft vine charcoal.  I then went over the vine charcoal with the hard charcoal pencil.

the finished drawing...

and, the roughed-ing under painting.  More to come soon!