Wednesday, July 27, 2011


So I am painting houses for the summer, and since I am painting parts of the house that don't get touched by humans very often, I am crossing paths with a lot of these guys. The house we are at this week has BIG bugs, for reasons unknown.

This spider was on a window I was trying to paint. I have wrecked many a spider home the past few months.

I have no idea what this is but it looks cool.

And random picture...

Cool window display on Cambie street. Whole bunch of retro style toy cars.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

i like painting

progress..... we're getting there I think.


Monday, July 18, 2011

green lantern progress!

I started a painting! hooray! so excited! This one I am going to try a technique I haven't tried yet: paint entire painting in black and white, and then go over with transparent glazes to add color at the end. This is a technique a lot of colorblind artists use, they will do a black and white piece, and someone else will do the color. I am trying it just to focus on the values and try to get those right without all the distractions of figuring out colors.

J.K. Woodward (artist for Fallen Angel) is one artist who uses the b/w - color glaze technique. He uses airbrush for colors. I don't think he's colorblind tho.

Still a loooong way to go, this is maybe 2-3 hours in. Spent most of my time on the mask so far.


first pass/blocking in values.

Study of mask. Drew this because I didn't put enough tone in my initial sketch, which does nada for a painting. Was trying to figure out what was going on with shadows and such.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

green lantern

Some sketches for a painting I want to start.