Thursday, March 25, 2010

Rust At Last!

So it's taken me ages to finally get back to work on this, but some more important projects had to be put first. Now I'm glad to say that I've finished my "Rust" piece and i'm fairly happy with it.
I wanted to do an image that was basically black and white (over a Burnt Umber ground that was also mixed into the greys) with one other bright color. This was inspired by a few paintings I saw at the Delaware Art Museum by Howard Pyle from his pirate series. 
In case you missed the original project this was for, we had to create an image based on a quote. The quote went like this: "A Sword, a spade, and a thought should never be allowed to rust" - James Stephens

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Witch Sketch

Just finished a quick sketch for our recent challenge over at Running with Paintbrushes . Since I have been hard at work on some paintings for Wizards of the Coast, and was unable to turn in my "Rust" painting on time, we thought we'd try a little lighter assignment. The task was to do a drawing of a witch however we wanted...pretty simple eh? It was a nice quick break from painting. I decided to use charcoal because it's been forever since I last used it, and I will say that I had a great time working with it! It feels so much more fluid than pencil! I might have to mess around with it more often. Anyways, here's my quick drawing...perhaps i'll paint it!