Monday, December 30, 2013

Norris Dalton, is finally complete!

© 2013 Kyle Wiggins, All rights reserved.

About a year ago, I was talking to my neighbor Norris Dalton, while he was shoveling snow. I suddenly had an overwhelming desire to paint his worn, grizzled features. I ran inside the house, and came back with my camera. I shot some pictures and cranked out a couple of preliminary sketches. But with school and work, my cowboy portrait ended up on the back burner.

A year later, I have finally finished my cowboy portrait, and I'm actually quite happy with it. This is the first non abstracted portrait I've painted in a long time. My goal was pure realism. I wanted to portray the rugged, rustic quality of my model. A caricature wouldn't do him justice. Maybe I'll do a caricature of him for fun later.

Have a Fantastic New Year!

- Kyle

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Portrait of Norris – Progress

I'm sorry it's been so long since my last post. I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday time. I had a great time. But I have a cold now. :/ 

This is a progress shot of my cowboy portrait. The model is my neighbor Norris. I've blogged about him couple of times already. I was talking to him outside, when u had a sudden urge to paint him. I still a lot of work to go. Hopefully  I'll have it finished next week. 

Thanks for looking



Thursday, December 19, 2013


In honor of Keith Richards birthday I started a painting. The hair is very sketchy because I'm not exactly sure how I want it to be. I'm basically making this up as I go along. 

Happy Holidays!

I'll post again next week. 

— Kyle 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

"Who's a good boy? Who's a good boy?" Christmas Card Complete!

© 2013 Kyle Wiggins, All rights reserved.

Hello Friends! I know I am so late completing this. I've been really busy working on homework and finals the last couple of weeks. But my schooling is now complete, and so is my Christmas card. So here it is.

Thank you much

- Kyle

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Perfect Christmas Gift!

If any of you are looking for the perfect Christmas present for me— which undoubtedly, all of you are. I have allways wanted a Great Big Electro-Who-Cardio-Shnoox!

“… Really, you shouldn't have!”

By the way I'm posting my painted Christmas card Tuesday. 


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Preview II (I still ain't getting nuttin' for Christmas)

This is a second progress screenshot of my Christmas card. Since I've been in the month of school, work on it has been very slow. But after Monday I'm FREEEEE from school forever!!!

Any way, I worked on for about three hours tonight. I still have a lot to do. The biggest job is the wreath and the ribbon. During this weekend, I'm going to punch it out and finish it up. Hopefully ready to print and mail out Monday.

Check out the old post for more info on it:

Thanks for looking!


Monday, December 2, 2013

Star Wars/The Shining Mash-up (Speed Painting)

© 2013 Kyle Wiggins, All rights reserved.

I normally don't do fan art. But, this is something I've thought about for years.This is my mad idea, the Death Star trench battle from Star Wars, combined with Danny riding his Big Wheel from The Shining. I've always thought combined, they would make a great painting. Because they both have the same unnerving, hovering feel, due to the Steadicam. 

The Steadicam was invented by Garrett Brown, in 1976. It's a portable camera with counter-weights, to keep it steady. With it you can get those eerie scenes of movement, without shot bouncing around. If you've seen Hunger Games or The Blair Witch Project. A Steadicam was NOT used in those pictures.

This is a really quick painting, a little more than an hour. Just to get the idea out. I may do something a little more evolved with it in the future. . . or maybe not.

Thanks for looking!

-- Kyle