Sunday, October 15, 2017

Random Project of the Week - Maximilian sunflower

I got the idea for this Escheresque drawing a couple weeks ago and I finally put it on paper last week. The drawing goes from an outline on the left to a shaded graphite drawing in the middle to a full-color marker drawing with shadows on the right. It was fun experimenting with transitions between mediums, color, and detail.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Random Project of the Week - Pink Floydian painting

Here's the long story behind this Project of the Week: I invited my brother to paint with me on one of my cheap, warped canvases one day, and we decided to paint a raven with the moon in the background in a loose style. After maybe a couple of hours and making a rather large mess our finished product was... not what I had envisioned. In fact, the painting was plain awful. It wasn't my brother's fault; he did what I told him to do. My color choices and design, the craft paint, everything was just bad. I decided to cover the whole canvas in black paint so we would never see that terrifying painting again (that was very satisfying!), but then I had to figure out what to do with a large black canvas. A few weeks later (Or months? I don't remember - time flies!) I thought of something with a black background that would be fun to paint - The Dark Side of the Moon album art. And this is what I came up with!