Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Dark Sunset

Here's a watercolor crayon ACEO, on Canson watercolor coldpress Artboard

(P.S. I've got New Surfaces coming up soon!)

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Mad!Messed Up

 It's time again for my weekly theme with Jessica!

So, this was an easy theme, it practically did itself!

There were actually a number of things I could post about here this week, haha.  But I'll only choose one, for a change going with brevity.

I decided to paint Face one day this week.  I thought, he looks really comfy, surely he'll stay right there.  Uh-huh.  He moved after I had seven (quick!) strokes from my pen.  He actually adjusted himself again shortly after I began attempt #2, but I kept on with that one anyway.

This is an ACEO on bristol, pen and watercolor marker and watercolor stick and watercolor crayon.

Edit:  Oh, wow.  I messed up in posting this even...I didn't hit the button last night!!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter and Something Old: oil paint and calligraphy

I brought out something I did a while back...I keep thinking I ought to get this framed.  :)

The bird, etc, is oil paint on a transparent ground.  The writing is ink and gouache.  It is done on an 8x10 mat board.

May God's glory give us light and may we honor Him.


Friday, March 25, 2016

Watercolor crayon, reprised, rain on the mountain

Another ACEO, another Arches coldpressed watercolor Artboard.  :D

This one is some rain on the mountains.  In case you can't tell.  Watercolor crayon.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Another ACEO Sunrise

This one is Arches coldpressed watercolor Artboard with watercolor crayon, too.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Salt Plant, Sunrise

Here is a little watercolor crayon ACEO (Arches cold pressed watercolor Artboard)

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

I think I'll post this week.

I think I will manage to do some ACEOs this week.

Here is the first.

This is on Arches coldpressed watercolor Artboard, Japanese watercolor and oil pastel, sunset.

Mad! Negative Space

Jessica and I are at it again.  :D  Our joint theme this week is negative space.  Negative space is the space around a (positive) object.

Negative space is an interesting thing.  It's something I like to play with in floral design sometimes, thus the idea for my little ACEO here.  I also was thinking about designs of the type of card you would include with a floral arrangement.

Japanese watercolor, watercolor marker, watercolor crayon

Next is sort of combining this idea with last week's (I had wanted to do this last week, but hadn't managed it.)

I've been wanting to animate one of Scarlett's adorable horses, and here is work on my first attempt.  Negative space is something that is important to keep in mind in animation, though its importance would probably be more evident in a more realistic version of this.  ;)

Flip through these quickly if you want to see the movement, as I haven't actually animated it together in a...thing.  (My scanner didn't really scan these all the same size, so that in combination with my severe lack of perfection makes this a little wonky, but the idea is there at least.)

The original design is Scarlett's.  :)  This is done on some really cool plastic paper stuff...of which I cannot currently think of the name.  Durafix?  Something like that.  (Edit:  Dura-lar.  That's it.  Is Durafix a battery or something?  Tape?  Glue?  It should be something.)

Edit!  Jessica was sweet and she made me up a gif.  :)  Will keep original images here, too, just cuz.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Mad Lines

 This week's theme: lines!

I love lines.  (Not the people-kind.)

I also loves foxes...and I happened to watch an adorable video of foxes this week.

These are all ink, watercolor marker, and a touch of Japanese watercolor.  ACEO.


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Mad: Erased!

I had many thoughts bouncing around in my head for this week, but most of them didn't materialize (that might be a good thing).

Anyway, one thing I was thinking about is how weather can erase the landscape.  So, I did a couple of studies with that in mind.
5x7, Canson watercolor cold press Artboard, Inktense, Inktense blocks, and Japanese Watercolor
4x6 Canson Montval Acrylic, Inktense, Inktense blocks, and Japanese watercolor

Monday, March 7, 2016

Poofy Shibeeeee

Such Spring.  Such Poofs.
Happy Shibe.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Mad Rain

It's actually very nice here right now.  So nice that I have already commenced my spring cleaning.

But, it's not so nice everywhere, and this week's theme is rain.

This is Inktense on Canson Montval acrylic paper, 5x7

Thanks for the fun theme, Jessica!  :D