March 27, 2006

 

Downtown Snack Time - The Revenge

Here's the painting from last week's sketch. I'd say about 80% of what I was aiming for.

I read a Walt Kelly quote once, to the effect that he went for 80% satisfaction with a drawing. Other artists might want to expend the additional effort (and this is a logarithmic thing, in my experience - not "just another couple hours" but "just another couple dozen hours") to get to 100%, and possibly flub it, but Walt would rather start a new drawing and go for another 80%. I have probably egregiously misinterpreted the quote, but what do you want, it's 12:30 am.

painting

March 20, 2006

 

Downtown Snack Time

Here's a preparatory sketch for a painting I hope to finish this week.

pencil sketch

March 13, 2006

 

Those Darned Cats

painting

painting

A couple of portfolio pieces. The first one came out more or less according to plan; the second started to crash and burn about midway through. The pencils were a last-minute attempt to fix some of the color problems. I'd call it an interesting failure - I like how the pencil textures came out.

March 6, 2006

 

Skate Duh

painting

Pretty much what he says. I have no idea what I was going for here (a monster-truck skateboard?) Some days, the muse just flicks her cigarette stub at you and vanishes.

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