Friday, June 28, 2013
for my final project in drawing class last semester, each student spent about six weeks developing a series of drawings involving any subject matter, as long as the basis of it was drawn from life... so, I chose to base my series on drawing a number dead things floating in jars, with surreal elements incorporated.
I've had plenty of reference for this, as the RISD nature lab is full of all sorts of awesome specimines, in and out of jars, and I have my own collection of dead things that I shall be posting photographs of here at some point...
I think I created about 30 pieces for this series, with a general progression from the first ones being technical and linear to the latter ones being atmospheric and somewhat abstract. this particular drawing was the final drawing I completed for the series, and was drawn with charcoal on two pieces of 38" x 50" stonehenge paper, so the actual dimentions of it are 50" x 76"...
at art school, you learn to draw large things quickly, and I spent only one sleepless night during an already hectic finals week smashing this fellow into existence... the main subject here is a spider crab from one of my crab jars, with an assortment of vaguely crabby legs being ephemeral and mysterious as he sits in the murky alcohol of his jar....
while I think I am becoming more comfortable with photoshop again, and it is a very powerfull tool with allot of useful features, nothing beats smearing paint over a board.
hopefully I'll show some more recent sketchbook pages within the week.
Monday, June 24, 2013
Here are a few recent paintings I've made, the first two were done for a class I took at RISD over the winter called 'SciFi and Fantasy Illustration' (which was taught by Nick Jainshigg http://www.nickjainschigg.org/ , an all around awesome guy), and the painting at the bottom is the first in a series of my attempts to broaden my portfolio with some more 'fantasy' oriented pieces. finished this piece about a week ago.
all of these were painted with acrylics on illustration board of varying sizes.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
In my sketchbooks, I make use of a variety of mediums, including pencil, various colors of micron pen, walnut ink, India ink, acrylic paint, and even collage.
more information about my precious sketchbook pieces can be found on my Deviantart account, and more information regarding these particular images may soon be there as well.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
After a couple years of focusing on traditional painting with acrylics, I have recently returned to digital painting.
my earlier digital work can be seen on my deviantart account, http://zypherax.deviantart.com/ , and I have yet to upload most of my traditional paintings, but I shall be sharing them soon.
I still have much to learn about painting, both traditional and digital, and I shall continue to develop my ability to make use of both mediums.
I regard this piece as an experiment as I readjust myself to photoshop, and it is still a work in progress.