Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Took a few snapshots of my workspace for just about everything. This is where I draw, paint, doodle, research, plan and type the next great American novel (wrote it in a month which was painful.) .
Inspiration = Books + Chocolate
This is what he does when he's not in shows. Sketchbook sometimes doubles as a tea tray. Tea sometimes doubles as paint. More recent additions not shown include Daleks, Ninjas, and the tidy gentlemanly mustache my Mac grew.
So, submitted my portfolio for SCAD. I got accepted! They're giving me $11,500 off the bat and now I'm battling with administration to get more funds so that I can attend. I need to get it around $20,000 ish or so. Here's some of the stuff I submitted for portfolio. Up next. Guided tour of my workspace. :)
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Some of the recent sketchbooks I've done. Style is going somewhere new. I've been looking at James Jean recently and some of his later paintings. Either way, I feel like my style is changing, it's in the pimply teenager phase right now. Hopefully it will grow up soon.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
First time using colored pencils seriously. Warning, photo realism is not for those of short attention span and patience. I stared at fruit for 10+ hours doing this, and colored pencil does not forgive easily (grrrr). Anyway payoff came at GHP when the judges saw it and today, when I made an older lady freak out about the caliber of my work. Ahhh success. Anyways will probably try to enter this in the next drawing competition that comes my way.
Yes, this is the actual size. About an half an hour to an hour per square inch in some places.
First time experience in oil pastel. Not a bad turnout. I used portfolio water-soluble oil pastels on black paper, with most of my blending done using water and paintbrushes. The style had to reflect Edward Munch (known for the scream) or Alice Neal. I guess i was channeling Munch because I realized after the fact that the pose I chose was rather "scream-like". Actually the main point I was trying to make was what my world looks like when I have a synesthetic overload. Synesthesia is a harmless neurological quirk I have, basically a few extra brain connections that mix my senses around. Per say, one stimulus received, my brain reacts with two. Thus my music, letters, numbers, scents and movements have color and sometimes texture. Anytime I experience too much, it feels like I'm drowning.
Anyways, here's a photo montage I took from my phone from start to finish. Enjoy!