Sunday, May 22, 2011

Yeh Shen Sketch

Sketch for the next painting!

Been a bit slow here lately. Hopefully can get this done over the next week.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Spring Spirit

Spring Spirit
Size: 5.25x8 inches
Medium: Watercolors

Here's my little spring muse. She stole all my flamenco costume hair flowers one day. Insisted on wearing ALL of them at once on her head.

I don't really work from photographs very often. So this was a bit of a technical exercise for myself. I liked the original snapshot quite a bit, except for the fact that it was very fuzzy and out of focus. So it made for a good reference for a painting instead, because I could sharpen some as needed, but keep a sort of softness to the piece overall.

This was what I initially wanted to use as the reference for "Garden", but I eventually went for a different pose that tucked the little girl's face down a bit to be hidden by the hat and lend her some anonymity, and instead saved the first idea for a future painting (now).

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Shadowscapes Tarot (cards only edition), & more keyword sketches.

Llewellyn has released a new edition of the deck, with just the cards. For those who don't want or need the companion book, or just want a spare deck of the cards themselves. Signed copies of it are available -here-.

Also, some more keyword sketches: reincarnation, creativity, reincarnation, freya, release

And to moms out there, happy mother's day! Hope you're enjoying a lovely Sunday afternoon.