Monday, March 20, 2017

Evolution of a face

While making my digital paintings, I will either start painting over a rough scanned sketch, or start from scratch.  If I can't get the face right, I'll turn it upside down, or put it in a monochromatic scale to reduce the distractions that my brain wants to see (which are not there).  It doesn't always work, but when it does, I'm happy.  You can see one such evolution here.  There were, of course, many steps in between each thumbnail I've shown.

Once I get the face finalized, I play with adding background detail/texture, and/or color.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Green and Gold

Certainly not colors I'm seeing outside today with the blizzard (ahem, if you can call it that.  We got far less than the 27" called for) yesterday.  These are two variations which ended up looking similar in color palette after playing around with the color versions I am working on right now; additions to the Royals Series.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Las Laguna Gallery

So, I have two pieces in a show called "Women in Art".  There are 17 other talented artists as well, and I really wish I could be there for the opening, but it's on the opposite coast, and I'm pretty much the typical starving artist.  Plane ticket and hotel accommodation money is not at hand.

That's one of my items, the woman with the crown.  If anyone is in the area of Laguna Beach, California, check it out and let me know!