Thursday, November 17, 2016

Painting Luca

Here is a painting of a little boy named Luca. His grandmother commissioned the piece and I was very excited to work on it! She really liked how it turned out. The only thing that I was skeptical about was that in the painting, I thought that Luca looked a little old than in the photograph. But after seeing him in person, I didn't think that anymore. It's possible the photo she gave me was from a while ago and the painting looks more like his current self. Young kids change on a daily basis! It's made from water color on paper.

I also created a speed painting video out of this. It took me about 3 hours to paint and the video is less than a minute. Here it is


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Painting Dakota

It feels good to paint! I'm in love with this painting I created of Dakota. My favorite part by far is his epic beard! I have never painted a beard so I was nervous that I might looked like it was not actually attached to his face. It turned out much better that I expected and I am happy that it looked like him.

Here is the link to the speed painting video I created for it.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Tshirt design idea

Here is a t-shirt design I want to work on. Obviously I will have to work on the actual type, but this is the general idea of what I want it to say. I really like the idea of the standing fisherman giving the idea of a cross from far away.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Family Tree

Sometimes, you just want to paint a tree! Also, I needed an excuse to hang a bunch of family photos and I know that I never hang things very evenly, this way I just need to make sure they are hanging on a branch!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Bottle to Glass

Dakota and I decided to be crafty today and try to use old glass bottles and turn them into glasses. After watching a few how to videos we decided to test it out ourselves.
First you score the glass, we put it in an empty can to help keep it straight

Then you heat the line that you scored

After heating it, stick it in ice. You might have to heat it again and ice it again. We had to do it twice

Sand the edge smooth, this is the trickiest part

Now you have a new cup :)

Friday, May 6, 2016

More Fish Paintings!

 More fish paintings inspired by Dakota! A quick look into what my sketchbook looks like lately. I'm exploring color, line, shape and of course.... FISH!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Watercolor Tiger

Here is a work in progress! This tiger is coming together nicely and I am loving the colors I have so far. I am painting with watercolor again so I am slowly adding layer by layer. I have to be careful that I don't have to much water on the brush so it doesn't take off any previous layers. At least that is how I have been painting with them lately. As far as process goes... I DO NOT DRAW IT BEFORE. When I am painting from life or a photograph with watercolor I have been "drawing" with the paint brush first. Usually in a really light blue color. I roughly map out shadows and outlines and then slowly add more details as I go, starting with the lightest color first.