Hey guys. I've set up an online shop at Etsy to sell some of gouache painting I've been doing. I'm doing this mainly to learn, experiment and have fun. If I make any money along the way, that would be cool also. Please take a look guys!
Monday, February 21, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
I'm deactivating my facebook account for 1 month as an experiment. It's February 20th today, and I won't be using facebook until March 20th. When you close one door, 3 new doors open. I wonder what new doors will open for my social life and work. Who knows, maybe if things go well, I'll just quit Facebook permanently.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Landscape Painting at Irvine Park
Scott Christensen Master Studies
Environments from Life
Eaton Canyon with Paintover by Jackson Sze
Nathan Fowkes Color Workshop. I paid $170 and drove 1.5 hours from Irvine to LA to learn from this guy. I thought I was dedicated for driving that far, but the first dude I met at the workshop drove here from Tennessee. Other people flew here from Seattle, San Francisco, Toronto. Holy crap. 1.5 hours is nothing.
Nathan talked about the different emotional perceptions of color. He talked about how limited the values are in a painting vs real life. He covered harmonizing colors. He showed us his exercises for doing color studies. We used two colors as a base and created very abstract color compositions. Finally we did a painting of a costumed model with multiple colored lights. The one above had a yellow and a purple light. I think I got the color theory part of the workshop. But I'm really limited by my experience with the gouache medium.
Therefore, I decided to do some basic drills. I can do this all day with marker, but it's a lot more difficult with gouache. The value range is much less finite. And the paint changes value after it dries.
2nd and 3rd attempt
Thursday, February 10, 2011
HW for Landscape Painting with Jackson Sze @ CDA
Some of the hottest models I've drawn.
Marker color studies around the neighborhood
Coronal Del Mar Beach
Environment sketches. Photoshop Overlay
Mega Man studies I did for the tribute book.