Friday, December 16, 2011

Little Red Color Keys

These are color keys that I created based on the story Little Red Riding Hood.  I really wanted to explore color and create mood.  It was really frightening initially making the trees purple/blue, but I just kept going and it turned out better than I thought.  I really think I am starting to understand color and color relationships better.

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Let's Paint Some Fruit

These paintings are from a few months back and I finally scanned them.  I have improved my color sense since then, but I was really proud of them at the time.  I was playing around with the idea of complementary colored fruit and backgrounds.  The pomegranate is painted in acrylics.  I used an interesting technique on the apple painting where you start with a red ground of watercolor and then erase the highlights using a bristle brush.  Then I went into the shadows with watercolor in order to keep the shadow areas transparent.  After that I put acrylic gloss medium over the painting so I could paint opaquely in the highlighted areas using acrylics.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Koi Comic Part 2

Here is the second page of my Koi comic titled "I Wish".  For the first page click here.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

New Website

My new website is up and running.  I designed and coded it (and created the artwork too!).  You can visit it by clicking here.

The front page on my new website.