Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Smoker's Choice

Another demo I did for my class. Conceptual landscape watercolor illustrating 1 of four words. I chose the word choice in dealing with the choice of quitting to smoke is a personal decision that know one can make for you. So my idea is to show a super close up of a ugly ashtray. On a cigarette stands a teen on the tip of a cig like he “walking the plank” to his doom. He has made the choice to walk away. Outside on the ground is himself there to help him get through it because in the end it’s your choice and yourself that gets you through it. I am imagining what this might be like not from personal standpoint with smoking, but from other life challenges being strictly a personal decision and no one else’s.

Smokers Choice

Ben Folds portriat

Acrylic painting demo I did for my class. I love his piano style and lyrics.

Ben Folds

Here is brief step by step demo of how I painted it.

You can buy a print of it here if you like.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Art Fairy - Hidden Pictures

This was a ink drawing I did mid in September 2007 as a demo for my Materials & Techniques I class. I was also influenced by my 6 year old daughter who loves art and fairies. So I decided to do double duty and created a picture for her to color and hang in her bedroom as well as find the art objects in the scene. I might even submit it to Highlights for publication. See if you can find all the art supplies.

Art Fairy - Hidden Pictures

Here is a terribly low res video of my process.

If you would like a printable version for your child to do just drop my an email and I'll email you a PDF to print.