artwork, drawing, painting
Today, I got back my first professionally framed works, the 18x24" watercolor "Tulpenmanie - Moonstruck" and the 11x14" drawing "Deception". Moreover, I talked to a local gallery owner, whom my retired high school art teacher has some gallery space, and he seemed enthusiastic about my work and encouraged me to show in their guest artist space!
I forgot to add I made another Rapidograph pen drawing (11x14") in the morning. I called it "Dragon's Breath".
Got my glazed ceramics from the House of Clay
Made this quick watercolor (9x12") on the 13th and yesterday (14th). I was trying to make a succulent (agave/maybe even artichoke almost), with a limited palette...
artwork, works in progress, drawing
This is a design I made for a t-shirt contest yesterday, but I'm not sure if I want to tweak more or just submit and get it over with. The original image is a woodblock print made by Mizuno Toshikata, which I've updated and added some text since I have studied kyudo. I first did a freehand pen sketch on paper, then I used Adobe Illustrator and a Wacom Tablet to copy the marks into vector brush strokes. The circle is Ensō, a Zen symbol of enlightenment. EDIT: Took off the extraneous large lines and made better leaves.
Ichi-go, Ichi-e : One Shot, One Life (digital freehand art)
artwork, drawing, works in progress
Technically, Oviraptor is actually a misnomer. The name means "egg thief" because the fossil was found near a nest of eggs, but it later turned out it was a parent dinosaur on its own nest, locked forever protecting it's brood. This will be a watercolor with a more believable dinosaur thieving from an ancient bird similar to Archaeopteryx, who flees it's nest made hidden inside a cycad, which is a group of plants that may bear a resemblance to palm trees but are much more ancient. This will be a gift for a cousin's nephew. :)
Graphite and watercolor sketches