Monday, May 27, 2013

Moroccan Me… B/W

This is inspired by a portrait of a Bedouin, by John Singer Sargent. So this is me in a keffiyeh. The rock formation in the back was inspired by N.C. Wyeth. 
The value underpainting is basically done. I'll start dropping in color tomorrow.


Sunday, May 26, 2013

"I've got blisters on me fingers!"

Here is my attempt at drawing a Beatle. I took the photo on my phone. So, sorry about the quality. Once I finish the sketch, I'll post Ringo in all of his Liverpudlian glory. (Not waxing egocentric. I just wanted to say Liverpudlian glory;)

Friday, May 10, 2013

Norris Dalton - Part 1

A few months ago I posted an early sketch of the cowboy painting I am working on. In homage to one of the great illustrators of the 20th Century - James Bama. His realistic cowboy paintings depict the old west combined with elements of the modern world. The model is my old cowboy neighbor Norris Dalton.

I've never posted anything about my process. So this is the first stage: The value under-painting. I still have several more hours work to go before I start adding color. I start with a large brush, working from general to specific shapes, light to dark, and getting my lighting situated.