Friday, October 15, 2010

Sketchbook pages and an experiment

First, a couple sketchbook pages:

now an experiment I did after Sterling Hundley came and did a demo and a lecture. It was amazing and really inspiring. I wanted to try using the unbleached titanium white that he uses. Also, he said he uses FW ink which is acrylic so it is waterproof. I can never find waterproof sepia ink so I wanted to see if FW had sepia and they did! So I tested it out with some calligraphy pens. It was okay, it is too messy for me to use on a finish unless I get a lot better at it. I also tried to paint a little looser and rougher. Well, here it is:

Meh. there we go. I'm tired so im gonna nap.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Children's book spread

This is for my Ely class. The last project before the Ely, gulp.  I drew this little creature in my sketchbook:

So I knew I wanted to do something with that, babies, and a city. So I made up a children's book spread. They're supposed to be like stork creatures fetching the babies out of the water and bringing them to the city. It's not a real story, but Ralph didn't mind. Here is the finish:

I also plan on scanning a bunch and doing a major scan dump soon. It's just hard because we don't have a large format scanner in our studio and I have to go to one of the other ones.