“Today, in our field, there is so much talent and recognition that we are reaching a saturation point. An artist should no longer strive only for breathtaking craftsmanship; he should, instead, try to help us live better, either by dressing the wounds that are constantly being opened by society, or by offering solutions to get us out of the mess we’re in…But it’s going to be difficult and we have a lot of work to do.” - Jean 'Moebius' Giraud

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

TIGER & LILLY_commission

[11x14 - graphite, watercolor, COPIC marker, color pencil on sketchbook paper + PS/CS3]


This was one of the most uncooperative sheets of paper I've had to paint on. It was 'thirsty' to the point frustration -  there was almost no way to manipulate the watercolor as I normally would. Definitely an exercise in patience.

A ton of fun to do, a lot of learning, a lot of, "Oh, sh*t. Well, how do I recover from that?" I was gritting my teeth the entire time. I think may have even bitten the side of my mouth.

Anyway, there it is.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sunday, January 09, 2011

WOMAN WITH WINE BOTTLE_watercolor



[10 x 14" - graphite, watercolor, pen & ink on 140lb cold press watercolor paper + PS/CS3]



I accept and I collect upon my body the memories of your devotion.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

WAITING LINE_sketch

[5.25 x 8 - red pencil, technical pen, watercolor on sketchbook paper + PS/CS3]



Everyone's saying different things to me.
Everyone's taking everything they can.
There doesn't seem to be anybody else who agrees with me.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO SHUT UP_sketch

[5.25 x 8 - red pencil, technical pen, watercolor on sketchbook paper + PS/CS3]


...and listen for just a little bit.