Thursday, January 31, 2008

Victorian beauty

While I may be comfortable living in the "modern" world, I can't deny that there is something very appealing about the slower pace of the 19th century that tugs at my soul...especially the girls in fancy dresses and the art!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

goth girl

I admit it, I like to see people dressed up, whether it's in nice clothes or some kind of crazy outfit. I've always admired punks and goths for the pure dedication to their, no one else in the world shouts out,"THIS IS WHO I AM!" better than they do.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Pink girl's progress

Here are some progress pics I took while I was working on the pink girl. I told you that you would be horrified! One thing about acrylic paints is that you can paint on just about anything, and I guess I proved it this time. This one was painted on an old book cover. The cover was falling off and I was going to chuck the book when it struck me that hardcover book covers are basically canvas boards but with a finer weave than most commercially made canvas boards. The finer weave worked out well at this small scale and it was actually a nice surface to work on...crazy I know.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Pink girl

Well this was a change of pace. First of all because I don't usually paint kids and secondly because I painted it on a piece of canvas board (well kind of). I took some in prog photos that I'll post soon and you'll be horrified to find out what I painted this one on ;)

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Heart shaped tattoo

This one kicked my butt...repeatedly! I started and abandoned it a couple of months ago. I've found that if things are not working it's best to just move on. But since it's in my sketchbook, it just kept staring back at me whenever I flipped past! Every once in a while when I had my paints out I'd take another whack at it. I've long since come to grips with the hard fact that I'm not the kind of artist that can just 'do it', most things are still hard, which is probably the challenge of it all.

Hoodie snowstorm

I didn't get to it in time, but I was toying with the idea of making a quickie Christmas card out of the Hoodie girl. I adjusted the colors and added an instant snow storm in Photoshop.