Monday, December 29, 2008

Winter Stroll

Okay, I actually painted this a few months ago, but it seems more appropriate to post now (with the 14" deep blanket of snow currently in my front yard). It's a small watercolor sketch (2.5 x 3.5 inches) on Strathmore trading card paper.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Contemplating Christmas

Here's an illustration I finished a few months ago for a local author, but for some reason I had never posted it online. I call it "Christmas Eve", and it is meant to capture the moments before the birth of Jesus Christ. I wonder what emotions and thoughts Mary had as she prepared for the birth of the Christ child?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A friend made mention of in his blog, so I checked it out. It's a really interesting site for figurative artists. It provides nearly 20,000 figure poses that artists can use for reference. The figures are not actual photos, but digital constructions showing basic musculature and anatomy. The figures can also be rotated for viewing from multiple angles. While I would much rather draw from life, Posemaniacs offers a very a nice alternative for when models and time are not readily available. I am interested in knowing what other artists think of it.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

The Latest

Yesterday, I spoke with John Erickson, an art professor at the University of Utah. I'm going to take a "Figure Structure" class from him in January. I'm looking forward to it. I haven't been able to do as much life drawing as I would have liked over the past couple years, so I'm anxious to get going.

In the meantime, I'm illustrating a new card/board game for Alderac Entertainment Group. I had basically removed myself from the illustration scene for the last several months, but when I got the proposal on this project, I just couldn't pass. I'll provide more details when I can.