Inktober 1

Inktober 01 I've decided to participate in Inktober this year, or at least attempt to anyway.  My plan is to make some kind of quick sketch each evening in October and focus on character and storytelling.  For tonight's sketch--I follow several Victorian and Edwardian image blogs on Tumblr and the people often look so solemn but a few photographs showed glimpses of real people and so I tried to capture a 'behind the scenes' version of Victorian photography subjects--no one can be that serious all the time!--I think I could explore this idea more and want to see where it ends up at the end of the month!

For tonight I'm just breaking into it after much animation on the same scenes so I think the idea could use some improvement--but for tonight--this is my Inktober #1 -- enjoy :)

You can find my reference photo here.  (Can we still dress like this?!!??)

Back in Action

I finally finished my semester! It was an extremely difficult semester full of sleep deprivation and animation but its over!! I am back at work in my studio after only a couple of days break because I have a show at the Red Dot Gallery in Sacramento on February 9th and I'd like to show some new work--here's a sneak peak at what I've been doing--more sketches to come soon!

I'm trying to develop a process for painting and on work on these few in the same way for each one--What I've been doing is drawing a very detailed image, tracing the image on to vellum with a pen and doing an image transfer to get it to the canvass--I want my new paintings to have more volume and shape so I'm working for create a strong under painting in sepia before doing the details--hopefully it all pays off!