Meg Dullea, now Meg Stempel has been a dear friend of mine since the age of 4 or so. For her wedding I wanted to make a portrait of her and her husband Andrew. This is a super rough partial portrait I started before the wedding photos were released. Can’t wait to get started on the couple!
I started a portrait drawing then painted the face. Felix tweaked it a bit and added the background. Fun collaboration.
At first I really thought I nailed the colors in the face, then I zoomed out and was mildly disappointed. Trust me get down in there and there are loads of color layers happening! Work darker next time Bliss! Listen to Felix!
Snowy day. Boyfriend at work. Listening to the radio and trying to practice after a long absence. Reference.
I was tidying and sorting through some stuff when I came across my portfolio from college! Some of the paintings are horrifically embarrassing but some of the images I still have some fond memories of making.
I am sharing my favorites as to not let these get lost into time. The originals are long gone and all I have are some printouts that magically haven’t been destroyed since 2005.
This one was always one of my favorites as I loved painting the animals at the time. This was a set of behemoths (green) in the hold of Noah’s ark with some friendly rhinos, a hippo, some weird looking elephants, and an ugly bug.
This skydiving dog got me a lot of praise at the time. I think it was the personality/face of the dog.
Here are a few attempts of r/sketchdaily’s eraser challenge. The challenge was to only use an eraser on a dark surface to create different values with in the picture. Not surprisingly I made up a couple of faces for the challenge. They look like they could be ghosts. It is pretty hard not to be tempted by other tools and adjust the proportions or smooth the gradients along the way. Shit how do I erase? Ah the paint tool. Not in the rules buddy.