Friday, March 25, 2011

Nathan Fowkes Landscape Studies

Doing some Nathan Fowkes Landscape studies. These are fun. 

A watercolor copy for my Chinese Painting Class. Slightly different style. I will be doing an actual "watercolor" one soon. 

Saturday, March 19, 2011

1000 environments

So couple months ago - I had this idea to do 100 environments. Today, during the Nathan Fowkes workshop, I had a great idea - 1000 environments!

The point would be to let me experience a variety of subjects and styles:
1) environments for games
2) animation
3) science fiction
4) fantasy
5) urban environments
6) landscape painting
7) amusement parks
8) environments with crowds
9) environments at night

Instead of doing 1000 environments straight, I would sets of 100. Each set having it's own theme of subject matter and style of illustration. One idea I liked was to do mastercopies, but copy each illustration about 5-10 times using different ways to break it down: loose contours, abstract shapes, simplified greyscale, color studies, lighting variations, and color variations.

So that will be my first set of 100. Yup. My goal is now real. I just have to do it. Mileage.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

More Plein Air paintings.

This week has been a little better. I think I'm getting the hang of the color painting process. I'm painting smaller, which helps me focus on the bigger shapes. It also speeds up the process so it feels more spontaneous.

Greg Pro Study
Greg Pro Study
Greg Pro Study
Old LA Zoo

Saturday, March 12, 2011

More Paintings

Whew. This week has been exhausting for some reason. Working on more paintings.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Plein Air in Color!!

Greg Pro Plein Air studies

Greg Pro Jurassic Park studies

Color Studies 
Plein Air Paintings

Scott Christensen Study

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Art Agent - George Lin Art

Hey guys - just today I've opened up shop to George Lin Art. For those of you who don't know, I've taken up Chinese painting recently and George is my teacher. He is really a talented artist who has exhibited his work all over the world. However, he is a old man now, and going out and selling his work has become harder for him. He doesn't really speak English, nor uses the internet. Basically - your grandpa.

I'm trying to getting his paintings more exposure here in the US. Anyways, please take a look. He has really cool use of color in his pieces. Here are some hand selected favorites that I've chosen to upload to his Etsy store.