These are excerpts from a series of pieces that tell a story. In every piece I use a different tool to do the inking. Markers were used in the first to create big bold shapes. In the second piece I used a nib pen and created optical grays through the use of hatching. For the third piece I used a Windsor Newton series 7 brush. Then in the fourth and final piece I’m showing I used a dry brush technique. Each has its own feeling but they’re tied together by the story.
This is a maquette I made for the Open House art show at SCAD Atlanta. He’s the main character from a story I’ve had floating around in the form of notes and sketchbook pieces for a long time. This character was a lot of fun to make. I hope you all like this creepy old man who has a pension for collecting rats as much as I like him.
Part two of The Artist burning himself. How will he cool the raging heat that’s in his mouth? This animation is incredibly silly but I am really fond of this character’s action and his and the world’s design. I can’t wait to do more with this character.
This is an animation test I did with a character I created a while ago. I love his design and the life I was able to get out of him. He’s a fun character and I hope to do a lot more animations with him.
Some digital paintings of under sea life I did for fun. They’re loose and flowing. I focused on creating energy with diagonals, color, and organic flowing lines. For what they are I think results were good. I especially love the feeling that I got from the one I have dubbed “Electric Jellyfish”.
Here is my leap back into traditional mediums. I started it as just a straight acrylic painting, but when I went to Dick Blick to pick up some more art supplies I was inspired by some of the papers they had there. So, I switched up my game plan and made a mixed media piece. It’s torn paper and acrylic paint on canvas. I loved the results I got from this experiment and I’m turning in into a series based on light, ie dawn, dusk, night, and noon.
This week I just downloaded an app for my iPad and iPhone called Zen Brush. It’s really slick and I’ve been playing around, just trying to get a feel for it, and I’ve been incredibly impressed with my preliminary results. I can’t wait to see what I am really capable of using this tool.
This is a sculpture I made of a Viking character that I created name Olaf Hauskludson. He was sculpted using epoxy putty and Sculpy, and painted with acrylics. I really pushed the balance of sculpture by lifting most of the energy and weight up off the base and into the air. I think this created a very nice dynamic piece. I’m glad to have him back home from being displayed at SCAD-Atlanta.