Mostly sketches, scribbles, and rushed landscapes here are some of my favorite pages from my “nature” sketchbook.
I want to share a piece I painted almost a year ago and never got around to doing anything with. I rarely work in a larger format. Most of my art is done on bristol or watercolor paper no larger than 11×17 (for scanning purposes mostly). I wanted to try something a bit different and purchased a few 2ft x 2ft wood boards to paint on.
Starting with a few pencil sketches and eventually a final sketch I used a projector to trace my original sketch onto the board.
Then the painting begins.
I just posted some original artwork up in my shop www.downpourcreative.storenvy.com
Artwork includes pieces done for Belt Magazine as well as other personal pieces done in ink, acrylic and watercolor. The store also features zines, shirts as well as other art prints. I’ve posted a sampling below.
Uploaded some photos from my sketchbooks over the last six or seven years. Here are a few shots. You can view all 84 photos here.
Illustration I did for Ghost Children, a short story by D. Winston Brown. For me, the story was about change. From a child to a man, or maybe not even having the time to be a child but losing that innocence and becoming a man at an early age.
As for the illustration. Well, it’s another experiment for me. Experimenting with different mediums (acrylic, ink, computer coloring, textures).
Progress shots of a mural I’m working on for the lobby of Downpour Studios. I wanted to chose a subject to illustrate and was having a hard time picking. I ended up choosing “farmers.” Might sound a bit random but it’s not. While true farming is fading there are still farms near my house and I actually was baby sat by a woman who owned a farm. I’ve always had a lot of respect for farmers because their lifestyle is HARD. I sit at a computer most of the day or paint all day. These people get up early, go to bed late and work manually for most of it. I wanted a reminder to always work hard and work towards a goal that means something. I feel like that is exactly what a farmer is.
2 more panels to go.
Okay. Last post for today. Promise. Well who knows… something crazy could happen. I’ve had some choices and decisions thrown in front of me lately. It’s leading me to major life questions. Bigger than if I should shave my beard or not… to escape I guess I paint… and write… and listen to Mogwai as of late. Anyway, I finished the Marilyn Munroe painting a while ago as well as the Head Hunter painting but I just finished the Space Man painting last night for Gasper. I’m pretty proud of it. Take a look.
Sharpen your teeth…