Friday, December 18, 2009

Nutcracker Suite

Here's the finished image colored with Photoshop.

Nutcracker black & white

This is a simple illustration of a nutcracker done with pencil, brush, and ink on paper. This was done as a visual aid for a project I'm doing with some of my classes.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

Cocker Spaniel

Here's a black & white cocker spaniel I made as part of a teacher exemplar for a portrait painting lesson that I'm doing with one of my elementary classes. More dogs to come!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Cardboard Train

One of the teachers at my school came to me with a request for a visual aid of a train she needed for a presentation. I didn't get much more of a description than that. I had a couple of free periods that day so I got an old stock image illustration of a train for reference and hacked this out quick. It's black tempera paint on about 3'x5' cardboard. It took me about 30 minutes and I have to say it felt good. Almost like relieving yourself.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are Toilet Paper Rolls

These are exemplars I made for a lesson I will do with one of my classes in the future. The idea for this came from one of the great craft blogs that I follow. Check it out.Max is a cardboard tube from a toilet paper roll while the monster is a cardboard tube from a roll of wrapping paper. Both are painted with acrylics. Think about that next time you use toilet paper!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Royal Pain 2

Here are a couple of tighter head shots. I like a more sallow pallor. He shouldn't look too healthy. I think that I'm going to go into a slightly different direction with the coat. I inadvertently found out through my research that the coat I'm trying to make for Royal Pain is actually considered a "pimp coat."

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Royal Pain I

The following is one of a few characters I've been obsessing over and fleshing out. These characters are a comic book villains that are inspired by actual friends of mine, who shall remain nameless.

You may notice the atrocious digital coloring. I've recently borrowed a small WACOM tablet from my friend Andy. I've always wanted to try one of these things. As you can see I'm just trying to get the hang of it.

So without further adieu I give you the Royal Pain.