Thursday, October 28, 2010

Far away, but still here

So life is a bit slow and repetitive here in the sandy land of Egypt. You'd think there'd be more to paint here, but actually there's not really. Our house is about 2 hours south of Cairo and half a mile away from any civilization into the desert. Sooo there's the house we live in which you can see some studies of here and here, but otherwise it's desert. Flat empty desert. And not even the romantic rolling dune kind of desert either. So i've been intrigued by this skull. I wish I could bring it home with me, but seeing as it's about 24 inches long and weighing about 15 pounds i don't think it will fit in my luggage....not to mention customs! soo I paint on. 
Here's another quick study from the other day. More interesting things to come I promise!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Skulls, skulls, a wonderful thing

Here's a couple more quick watercolor sketches of the skull. I haven't used watercolors in quite some time. It's a nice change of pace while I wait for approval on some other projects.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

From far off in the land of sand

Hello everyone! it's been a long time since i've been able to post anything since I am currently in Egypt for 10 weeks with my "day" job. I just wanted to pop in and post a quick sketch I did of this Gamoosa (water buffalo) skull we have lying around behind the house. More to come soon!