Monday, July 28, 2008

Nude Study

My apartment may be a mess, and I may no longer have internet or TV, but I still have my colored pencils and sketch pads. Background: my apartment complex decided to switch cable providers this week. Meaning, my existing cable and internet services were cut off yesterday, and since I didn't sign up for the new services (because of the impending move), I am totally cut off from the rest of the world when I get home. My boredom yesterday led me to draw some more, and I think I'm going to leave my pencils and sketchpads unpacked for the time being so I will have something productive to do when I get home in the evenings.

In any case, the above image was drawn relatively quickly last night. I tried very hard not to dwell on any one area, and to not think very hard about any one color or shade. I'm fairly happy with the results. The image used is from my very favorite artist anatomy book, "Anatomy for the Artist" by Sarah Simblet. I used to check it out from the library all the time, but got it as a Christmas gift last year. Indispensable!

Materials: 9x12 inch pastel paper, colored pencils

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Moving On Up

Well, I am moving in less than a month. Which means that I probably will not be posting any new art here in the meantime as many of my supplies will be packed up shortly in anticipation of the new abode. Check back in August, though. I'll be firmly ensconced in my new place by the end of the month!

In the meantime, please enjoy this photograph that I took back in March of 2006 at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. I'm not entirely sure what kind of flower this is, but I think it might be some type of orchid. Maybe I'll post some of my old nature photos until I move, just to keep things interesting!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Wompoo Fruit Dove

During today's epic Wimbledon match between my soulmate Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, I painted this little number. The feathers took me forever and I kept going over and over what I had done before, trying to get it right. At first I wasn't sure if I liked the final result, but now that I've had a few hours apart from it, I think it looks nice. I am especially fond of the contrast between the bright green and hot pink.

Click here to buy or see more pictures.

Materials: Materials: 9 x 6.5 x 1 inch beveled wood, acrylic paint