or: “Trail” Well, I just had to deviate from my one-word blog titles. Last week, my son (age 3) drew an image on paper with pencil. I asked him what it was and he said, “It’s God on a boat…with a balloon.” I fell in love with this idea and it became my submission for … Read More
Illustration Friday. I couldn’t resist the obvious… the sneaky reptile. The original reptile that slithered its way into Eve’s heart apparently slithered its way into mine and begged to be my subject.
I stumbled across a site called “illustration friday.” Each week, an inspiration word or phrase is posted. Artists are then called to render their interpretations by the next Friday. I love this. It keeps me thinking and moving forward with something in between projects. Not to mention the accumulation of potential portfolio material. This week’s … Read More
Another start to this idea of a nursery rhyme series that keeps nagging at me. I’m not sure why I am so obsessed with taking these little nuggets and fleshing them out. Perhaps it’s because environments have been the biggest challenge for me as a visual artist. These poems are mostly focused on the character, … Read More
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The drawing came about simply from a project for a marketing agency, but it’s made me consider the true meaning of “identity” Webster describes two aspects of “identity”: 1) the distinguishing character or personality of an individual (what I always tend to relate to “identity”) 2) sameness of essential or generic character in different instances … Read More
Continuing to pursue painting in photoshop, alternating my use of layers. Applied a thicker top layer to this character, relying less on the drawing and resulting in a truer “painting” experience.
Tonight I dove back into characters. Bright, warm, sunny children – not taking myself too seriously. I had a blast. Normally I like to post finished work, but the rough in-progess stage has an appeal too, and sometimes makes me hesitate to go further. But I will.
I embarked on a fun project a few years ago for Clemson University’s “Tri-Art” program, an outreach initiative to bring the three performance arts (drama, dance and music) into local schools. The client wanted one character that somehow represented all three disciplines, so I created a little girl who wants to do it all. Striking … Read More
OK so I’m in the throws of building a web site. That’s a very accurate term…”building” a site. It is true construction. There’s first a site, with a “domain” name, for your “home” page, then entryways to other rooms containing all sorts of treasures of information. And there has to be a certain feng shui … Read More