Telephone lines in California based on a photo taken a few years ago. Watercolor and a pen to make the maze of wires. http://www.tnpaint.blogspot.com
Woman from my mind (that ended up resembling my wife a bit since her face is the one I know best It was a practice in facial proportions based on Drawing the Head and FIgure by Jack Hamm. Black and white watercolor
Starfish based on a picture from my trip to Hawaii last summer. I painted it in bed rather quickly but I tried to make it a bit different/more interesting.
Bottlecaps, from top around clockwise- sparkling cider, IBC cream soda, CocaCola, Jarritos Mexican soda. I’ve been saving these for a while and finally got around to painting them. Watercolor. http://www.tnpaint.blogspot.com
Sushi always makes me smile when I eat it My wife and I had a great night shopping at The Gateway mall in Salt Lake and then eating at The Happy Sumo. This was a fun little sketch in watercolor. So far I’ve met my goal of drawing/painting something every day this year, lets hope it lasts! http://www.tnpaint.blogspot.com
Delicious! I had a very salmon-y weekend, this on Saturday, Grilled salmon on Sunday, and Sushi on Monday. I also painted the sushi so look for that. Watercolor and Ink in WC Moleskine. Quite happy how this turned out.
This is based on the lyrics of a song (which are written on the glacier) by Death Cab for Cutie. Every time I hear this song I have this picture in my mind and it was great to finally draw it. I had a great time painting/drawing this one and I love how it turned out. Sorry if your country is horribly deformed, I wanted the continents to be recognizable without spending an eternity worrying about detail. The stars were made by sprinkling a bit of salt on the black watercolor while still wet.
In case you can’t read my writing here are the lyrics:
“I wish the world was flat like the old days, so I could travel just by folding a map… there’d be no distance that could hold us back.”
Here’s a beautiful sunset we had a month or two back that I painted from a picture I took. I’m quite happy with how it turned out but not at all happy with the scan. The colors are more vibrant is some areas, and more subtle in others. I tried scanning it and photographing it but I still couldn’t really capture the color. Oh well I enjoyed painting it, very relaxing. If anyone could share any tips they’ve found to get accurate images I’d appreciate it very much.
This is a werewolf I painted in response to a ‘nice’ stick werewolf that my little sister drew for me. Mine isn’t quite as friendly as hers though.
It was done in watercolor and I’m still trying to figure out this medium. Sometimes I catch myself painting as if it was with oils so I need to be more patient and take the time to learn how to get the most out of my watercolors as all of you do.
This was a quick sketch as I was falling asleep the other night. It’s based on a doodle I drew a few times last semester and I wanted a more permanent version of it. (Somehow the margin of my sociology notes didn’t qualify). I didn’t think too deeply into the details of the symbolism, but it just shows that life goes on, even if it takes a completely new form.
It was also a chance to try out my first brush pen and wow I love it! I added a touch of watercolor the next day.