Wednesday, August 26, 2009

busy-body

I've been quite the busy-body this past week - concluding my studies at SCAD, private commissions (crucial for paying rent), packaging work, solidifying my obscure post-graduation plans...

Also, I'm smothering myself with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows as well as revisiting Moon's Art and Soul: Reflections on an Artistic Psychology. Two exquisite doses for summer reading.

Earlier in the week, I had quite the scare. An unwary driver nearly sandwiched me during a bike ride into town. While my heart heavily pulsated, I managed to thrust myself forward by kicking off of her tire right before the tapering gap between her SUV and a parked car closed in. I was a tad bit irritated, but she fervently apologized which dismissed my anger.

On the brighter side, the dismantling of my dental armor has finally taken place *yippy*:

Thursday, August 13, 2009

recent commission

I recently did a portraiture of the client's cats as a private commission:

my reference wall:


On a side note, please do indulge yourself with the stunning trailer for Where the Wild Things Are.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

to his content and my demise

This is the last of my current series - "death." An allegorical representation of death for those who are either reluctant, accepting, or embracing to its terms. I had some difficulties working with this one due to the numerous layers of Verithins and fixative. It worked out in the end. **does happy dance**
Process Shots:




Final:

Sunday, August 2, 2009

To the 9, We Will Go

Two down, one to go. The following is my "rebirth" piece. It's roughly 11"x15.5" in size. Same old technique - acrylic washes, Verithin Prisma-Colors, and gesso. Ha-zaa!!!
Misc shots:




Final:

our flutter-some ordeal

I finally finished the "maturity" piece. It's approximately 12.5" x 17," done with acrylic washes, Prisma-Color Verithin pencils, and gesso.
Process shots:





Final: