Thursday, March 29, 2012


I finally started painting in my watercolor moleskine today, and it was remarkably fun!

I did two value studies of the planar skull from Cameron.

about 1 hour

about 25 minutes

Not the best, but I'm still learning and admittedly I haven't been practicing as much.....

Gotta keep going!

Friday, March 23, 2012


A multi-colored cube we did in class some time ago. Done in gouache.

My first plein air painting. This was done during class when we went outside to paint.  don;t know how that splotch of paint got into the sky though....

~45 min with gouache. 3/21/12

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Shadow Shapes

We are just finishing up shadow shapes in 112A and I must say, it is quite fun!

These are my practice ones in class and some were for homework. Done in burnt sienna and white carbothello.

Friday, March 9, 2012


A new friend, Brandon, showed me and another friend, Danielle, just what you can do with a scribble. First you do a slow scribble, and then you just kind of create a creature or monster of some sort out of it. It turned out to be really fun!!

Here is the page with my scribbles.

...and here's one I did in Photoshop! It doesn't have a name yet though...

....and some sketchbook pages....

...and to top it off, a still life focusing on warm and cool light I did in my painting class. My teacher, Cameron, gave some good comments too, so I think I'm starting to get better at painting! :)

~30 minutes in gouache. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


There are two great videos I want to share.

First, a talk about good storytelling by Andrew Stanton from Pixar.

and a short film about New York City using what's called "tilt-shift photography."

Watching the video from Andrew Stanton, and after picking up a copy of The art of Lord of the Rings, I think I  am leaning over towards visual development. I would love to be able to tell a great story with only an illustration. It won't be easy, but I know I will get there.