Sunday, August 24, 2008

Asian Garden Sketch

Here is a paint-sketch of an asian garden with some shape and design elements based on Eyvind Earle's style of painting.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Rock Studies


These are rock studies for the next piece I'm working on. I've been looking at the work of Eyvinde Earle, and the visual development for Open Season, witch was influenced heavily by his work. I'll be drawing a lot of these before I start drawing the finished piece witch is a Chinese garden with an outhouse in it. 

Sunday, August 10, 2008

So Done with this project

I am now more than ready to move on to the next project. In this final version I actually did paint the characters on acetate but I tightened them up in Photoshop.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Troll Haven Variation

After having a tough crit with the great Mike Humphries, I made a few changes to my Troll Haven composition. The simplicity of the original thumbs was suggested, I pushed the trolls living space back and made more space for the characters. This time I probably will paint the characters on acetate with cartoon color. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Arboretum Paint sketch

This painting was done after a sketch out in the field at the Arboretum a while back. I'm not impressed with the way nature looks in Southern California in the summer because the sun is so bright it washes everything out, so I had to improvise by using a warm cool limited palette inspired by a painting I studied in The Art of Mulan. 

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Spanish Architecture

This is a study of the Architecture in Balboa Park in San Diego. If you live in California and your an artist or just like to paint you owe it to yourself to go. 

Friday, August 1, 2008

Troll Haven Final

Here's the final with characters, I decided to paint the characters right in the scene witch for me is bold because I'm always worried I might mess up the original background. The painting was too dark to use my black transfer paper so I used a bright pink colored pencil to redraw the characters in the scene so I wouldn't get confused when I started painting the characters in. I lit the troll in Photoshop along with some highlights on the characters to enhance the look.