Tuesday, February 23, 2010

farther along

Well I've got too many irons in the fire right now, and I think that's how I work best creatively. Just a slight bit of ADD is good for the art! Here's what I've accomplished on the Bug Coffee piece; the graphite transfer is slightly incomplete due to my small scanner and oversized plywood board I work on, and the color is the first round of color layin. (I got the whole color piece scanned by cleaning off my desk and laying my scanner lid flat. Imagine that!)

I went sketching at Downtown Disney on Sunday with my illustrator group. How lovely! So much fun to be out with fellow artists. A little lunch + a little sketching = a great day.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Goodness! I am posting the drawing I'm wrestling with right now; it will someday soon be a watercolor, but for right now it remains a thick tangle of furniture, bug legs, and perspective. Ouch! Hurting my brain! Thankfully I have a light box, which means I will eventually be able to decipher which line lies on top of which, and will blissfully begin my graphite transfer. How does a gossipy bug cross her legs? How does a mantis grip her coffee, without spilling or impaling it? Does a beetle torso bend enough to sit properly in a chair? There may be people out there grappling with more difficult questions right now, like health care or acceleration pedals, but I've got to believe that these questions rank right up there. Stay tuned for watercolor...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I just finished a piece to send up to LucasArts. That was fun. I've never really done the fan art thing, but Ira asked if I would put something in a charity auction up there, and wanted to know what I'd do with Ahsoka. A spunky girl character? Of course she has to be surfing! I put a logo on the piece for Kashyyk, the Wookiee planet that has really good surf. Sounding mighty geeky, I know, but having an eight year old boy means we are firmly entrenched in Star Wars and Clone Wars and all that- not that I don't like it too! I scanned both my transfer drawing (almost nothing makes me happier than a freshly graphite transfered drawing on stretched paper,) and my finished watercolor.