Sunday, July 14, 2013

Let's Try This Again

So as you can see it has been over two years since my last post. It seems when I am not truly happy, my creativity suffers. I would like to get back in the game, and I am trying really hard. I'm not going to make any promises at this point, because I know I've been unreliable and flakey. But if any of you are still following me, please take a moment and like my new Facebook page. I'm hoping that I will stay motivated by posting something there almost daily, even just something as simple as an art related quote. I will leave you with that. And a picture of my most recent piece completed last week. My youngest brother done on Uart 400 sanded pastel paper using Prismacolor colored pencils.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

I'm baaaaack.....'s been quite some time since my last post. Almost a year to be honest.

The simple explanation is that I lost all my pictures when my hard drive crashed, which included pictures I tagged as references. So with that...all my inspiration went *poof!* All gone. Several months I went without them...until my dad was able to recover everything a couple of months ago. But I didn't jump right back into it. I was still lacking motivation. I think I still sort of am.

But a co-worker of mine wanted me to do a portrait of his daughter to match the one I did of his son a couple of years ago. You can see that here. So...after I put it off a for several weeks...I finally had to give myself a deadline. And as that deadline neared, I had to tell him when I would have it done by, so that I could keep myself focused and make sure I didn't slack off again.

So tomorrow I will deliver the finished product. And then I have to force myself to start on something new so that I can get back into the groove. No promises, though. I don't want to put my foot in my mouth!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Portraiture Challenge for April

So I was lurking on the Portraiture Forum on Wetcanvas, and I could not resist this reference picture that happened to be the one of the portrait challenges for April. So I spent a little time this weekend working on this one. It could definitely use more work, but I really should get back to my Baby J drawings.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Baby J #2 Finished

I've completed the second in the series of 3. I hope to get the next one finished by next weekend because my friend and her baby will be moving back here, and I'd like to get it to her then. So I will hopefully get the next picture sketched out sometime this week and begin laying in color at night after work so that I can give it to her Saturday or Sunday. After a couple of days of not looking at this one, I might go in and make a few tweeks before I put it in the frame. But we'll see.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Baby J WIP...2nd in the Series

I've started on the second drawing of Baby J. Hopefully I can finish this one tomorrow, but we'll see how it goes. She's 5x7, prismacolor pencils on Uart 800 sanded paper.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Baby J WIP Complete....for now....

For now, I am calling her done. I really want to put a background color in, but I don't know what color...and so my instinct is telling me to leave it as is for now. If I decide to do a background, I can always do one later. But for now, we'll leave it, until I get the other 2 in the series done, and see how it all looks in a frame together.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Baby J WIP #2

I worked a little bit more on Baby J today. There was something off about it, but I couldn't see just what it was, so I pulled it into photoshop and layed it over the original reference picture. The red lines are how off I was from the reference. Tomorrow I will fix it, and possibly finish it.