GETTING BETTER ABOUT POSTING, IDEALLY

It would be nice to do an update, even a small one, more than once a year. I admit that blogging isn't exactly at the forefront of my mind, but it's a good way to keep track of what I'm up to and how work is progressing. Here's a little something of what I've been making lately.

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These are both the preliminary sils for a project I'm going to be working on all summer. They've made me giggle quite a bit in their creation. Switching up brushes to something a little more complicated that better mimics traditional materials is a real boon.

THE REVENANT

To be honest, I completely forgot I'd started a blog to keep my sketch work in. This week's been a good one for progress in digital and oil mediums. I've been mainly focusing in portraiture. 

Here's the first real experiment in digital medium. I'm not a great hand at it, but I finally feel like I'm making some headway. Here's some Blacksad fanart for you!

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There's a long way to go yet, but it's nice to see the hours paying off. A couple weeks ago I wouldn't have been able to do it in quadruple the time.


Moving on, we have the oil sketch of the week, from the open model session I host every Tuesday (well, trying anyway). Our model this week was terrific, and it was nice to have a time limit to contend with. This is the production of an hour's time.

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It's sketchy, but nice to get back to the basics. Feeling good about the progress on this front, as well.


And finally, a digital portrait to close out this week. This is for my buddy Rady (find him and his beautiful photography here). So glad he ended up liking this. I'm getting a little faster, so this portrait clocked out around one hour.


Oh, and one last thing -- my dream costuming for next year's Chewbacchus. This right here is why I'm working to get better and make the big bucks.
 

 

Cheers!

-- A

FIRST

First post on the no-longer-just-blogging-now-a-professional website. Here's what I was getting into Saturday night. I've been too timid to use colors up until now, but I'm trying to prepare for a ton of work in gouache as I travel down the Mississippi river. Hopefully I can update here with all those images, too.