Sunday, May 31, 2009

Ancient Etruscan Glass

9" x 12" stapled canvas. Shiva Artists' Paintstik Oil Paint. Reference photo used with permission. Lots of reflective surfaces in this photo of a museum exhibit made this painting challenging.

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Cafe Character

"Land of the Pharaohs"

This portrait is from the May 3 Paint Out on Reference photo provided by Texas artist Bob Cook. Digital art in watercolor style, 8"x7".

WDE Images - Delta Queen, Amaryllis

The current Weekly Drawing Event on is hosted by Michael Akin of Chattanooga, TN. Here are some of my digital paintings derived from his reference photos. I will update this post to add more images soon.

Top: "Delta Queen," 9" x 6.8", Watercolor Sketch Style
Bottom: Amaryllis, 14 x 11, oil painting style.

"Ski Mesa, AZ" T-shirt final

Here's the final version of my "Ski Mesa, AZ" T-shirt for my "Fundamentals of Design" class at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh -- Online Division. This version is the result of suggestions from my family, classmates and instructor, plus a steep upgrade in my Adobe Photoshop CS4 skills. The class ended Wednesday, May 13.

My second class, "Concept Development" started the next day.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

"Ski Mesa, AZ" T-shirt homework help

This is my design for a theoretical "Ski Mesa, AZ" T-shirt. (Yes, it's a pun.) These are four drafts of my final assignment in Fundamentals of Design, the class I'm currently taking in my Digital Design Diploma program at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh -- Online Division. Does anybody have any opinions about what design (if any) should go forward to the next step, which is adding color? By way of attribution, the vegetation in the middle ground is derived from a vector design I bought on I have to choose a design and do a color version of it Friday, May 8. I welcome any feedback, especially gentle feedback.