studies

Landscape studies

I did a couple quick studies from the photos I posted the other day. They’re a bit sketchy, but you can get an idea of the sort of work we’ll be trying to do on Saturday. Here’s to hoping for sun! =) I’m still working on painting a mural on our hallway’s wall. I’ll post a picture of that as soon as I can – it’s sort of hard to photograph. There are no good angles. I may have to…

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Watercolor Samples

During my watercolor class and afterwards I had to make a lot of example cards to show techniques. Here are some of them together in case anyone wanted to see them. =) I’m happy with how the packaging material ones came out. I was pleasantly surprised at the watery look of the flat plastic packing sheets (top left). I have another class today – drawing this time! – and I am feeling less than prepared. I still need to find…

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Dappled Light Study

I sketched out a  horse head trying to practice dappled light effects. It’s very subtle in the pencil drawing but in the painting I’m working on it will be enhanced by the colors in the painting. I’m pretty excited.. I’m getting closer to starting the actual painting! =) I’ll post a thumbnail of the sketch for the painting later on. I’m having so much fun drawing horses.. I think perhaps I’ll do a few finished pieces with hroses and see…

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I did some experiments of birds. A mockingbird and a cardinal. There are some real problems with the anatomy of the  mockingbird, but I think the Cardinal came out okay. The color seems to be okay, as always it’s hard for my to come up with backgrounds that are simple but interesting.

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A new thing

So I’ve had this blog for years ever since I had to do a project for a programming class. Now I think I’ll refurbish it and use it for real this time! I’ve been trying to get stuff done – who isn’t? – and failing miserably. Perhaps by blogging I can hold myself more accountable and stop blaming things like sleep, books, sudoku or the cat. First mission, make this blog look less like it’s a law firm. I need…

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