Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Maggie complete

Finally finished! She's getting married in October, and I'm going to try to send it as a gift. It may seem weird since I've only met her once that I can remember, but it would seem weirder without an occasion!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Rocky coast revisited

I added alot of detail to this and redid some areas to make it suitable for sale. I think there's a big improvement.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

String gel gems

Acrylic string gel medium is amazing. It's very transparent, so mixing it with ink I made these little gems, all different colors on all different backgrounds to test the results. These may be useful for halos and raiment of icon-like-style religious pictures. They also look like candy.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Miku oil doodle

Quick oil of Miku Hatsune, the vocaloid (a singing software program,) that I did to relax in the midst of two big paintings I've got to finish by the end of the month and some very stressful ink-drawing speculation work.

A thing about traditional art is, to represent it on the internet, you have to convert it into a digital file. With digital art, the file contains everything that you put into the art piece, every color, every mark. But the digital representations of traditional art pieces can never get everything. The colors that monitors can show are limited, and the devices used to convert images into files break things down. As an example, the picture above I converted using my digital camera, the below using my scanner.

Neither captures the whole range of color. But we can see, each device has its prejudices. Interesting, no?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Gloomy Purple Lady

Using up leftover paint on a board where I had been playing with string gel. String gel is awesome!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Maggie progress

She looks somewhat crossed-eyed at present. Must keep working!

Friday, September 2, 2011

I like using colored outlines and drawing fancy paneling without worrying about making it perfectly lined up.