Friday, June 14, 2013


I didn't like how this was turning out, so it was abandoned.  OH WELL.  I call it "Ewlligator"... even though it is a crocodile.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Dream catcher staff color 2

Okay I think I'm at a point where I can begin some finalized artwork.  I may make some alterations to color/design along the way.  I was also thinking of dropping the secondary dream catcher staff entirely (bottom row design). The design looked okay in the rough sketch but I think it lost some of it's charm, going to color.  Not sure yet, though.

Please let me know if there is a particular color scheme you enjoy for either design or if you think that there is something I can do to make it better

Monday, June 10, 2013

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sketch Pages 787-794

Here are the sketch pages for the month of June, so far.  This month's page count is already almost double last months, haha.

I went to the zoo a couple of weekends ago and drew some animals from life. 

Sketch Pages 782-786

Wow I have not posted sketch pages for quite a while!  The earliest page that I didn't post was from clear back on May 15th.  

You know what's terrible?  These are all of my sketchbook pages from May.  Granted, I work at a place where I draw all day but that isn't personal work/studies.  This month I am going to try to quadruple my monthly page count- which won't be difficult considering last month's page count. 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Dreamcatcher Staff- rough sketches

Final rough sketches for the Dream catcher Staff.  Next step is to pick 2 or 3 that I like and make color studies!  My final goal is to render one staff completely.  Bonus goal is to put it in a scene, with a fully painted background, and imply a story behind the staff.

Please let me know in the comments which staves you like!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Klymene, the Forest Spirit - quick paint

I noticed something while at work - I am molasses slow when it comes to churning out concepts.  Ridiculously slow.  STUPID SLOW, EVEN.

So I'm going to try to focus on conveying ideas fast.  The focus isn't on a finished work (although I may go back and rework some of these pieces) the goal is to make the idea readable, quickly.  Today's quick paint was on a 30 minute timer.  As much as I wanted to keep painting on it, I forced myself to quit.  I really like how this turned out.  I'd like to visit it later but for now I will leave it alone.

Dreamcatcher stuff

more dreamcatcher work.  SLOWLY BUT SURELY.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Landscape Studies

Landscapes!  I have a bunch of sketch pages to post up.  They will be up soon!