Friday, February 27, 2009
Winged Lion: The Protector of Misfit Toys. It is done. Whew! And only 2 months after her Birthday. Well, I need to get some prints of it made and framed and it will be off to the recipient. Barbara... the writer that creates all on Barb's talkin' Now. I have it flagged so you can go see it. She is pretty cool. For her 39th... yes really her REAL 39th Birthday, everybody and their mother snuck into 'Jersey for a surprise party. I couldn't make it... and I still feel empty about missing that weekend. But she is quite the protector, not only for her own herd, but for the kids in the neighborhood. She is the Mom with Rules. I am proud of her, always have been. Kudos Barb... The Protector. (for your information and trivia satisfaction: the misfit toys are things I came up with that I thought would make good misfit toys. An aviator pig (when pigs fly); a reverse colored Panda Bear; a Three-Eyed Teddy Bear; and Rubik's Chattering Teeth (my tip of the hat to two amazing gentlemen who race solving those blasted puzzles.)
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
did major surgery on the hip 3 times. Took out the nutcracker, it just didn't fit technique wise. I replaced it with an aviator pig. (when pigs fly) So we are down to working up the rocky terrain and background. Pshhh. Should be done in a couple of minutes, right?
Friday, February 13, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I have been having massive troubles with portraits lately. maybe too much stress, maybe too much pressure put upon the drawing? Anyway, I decided to put a little practice in before Wednesday Noon Sketch group and did a self portrait last night for warm ups. Hopefully it will help remind me to take things for what they are worth and stay in the present time. My better work is completed when I start off with an honest belief that this piece is just something to pass the time with. It could go in the trash, in the closet, who cares... it is play time for me. For each of us. Remember that. This is supposed to be fun. iF it isn't fun, you are doing it wrong.
Saturday, February 07, 2009
OK, finally got back to working on fun stuff. Got the wing started this morning. Went pretty easily, (past employment benefit, drawing eagles. It IS like riding a bike.) So Hopefully I will do more in the next week and maybe come to completion. - Sunday night... updated the image to reflect the finished wing and start of the rocks.
Monday, February 02, 2009
Jon Schindehette, Senior Art Director Dungeons & Dragons® Wizards of the Coast has a great blog titled ArtOrder (link is in the title of this post.) He has very graciously given a write up on Drawergeeks. Whoo Hoo!!! With visuals and everything. Very very cool indeed. Thanks so much Jon. We all really appreciate it. And as always, keep stopping by every two weeks, with the huge cast of talented folks involved, you never know who will post. It is a great outlet and an honor to be among these gifted people.
I have started to flesh out the wings. The one farthest away needs some length on it. I have also introduced a couple of misfit toys to the group. A reverse colored panda bear, a three eyed Teddy bear, a Girl Nut Cracker, and Chattering Teeth Cube. The Cube needs some work perspective wise. I just had to get it down before I forgot what the toy was supposed to be.
Sunday, February 01, 2009
Drawergeeks: Topic Goth, Mine is late. I was away and did not get this finished in time to send in early. So I got home last night and completed it today. The topic was "Goth" oooooh. So of course I went with a Teddy Bear.
I don't what's wrong with me either.