Friday, July 22, 2011

Illustration Friday: Perennial

Hello, all.
I have been stepping out of my color-blind box a bit and trying to paint.  I have enjoyed myself, keeping  the paintings small and manageable, producing a painting a day.  This is the last one I completed.  I figured that since it was of fruit, and since fruit trees are perennial plants, that I was safe.

I may be reaching here, but you be the judge. 
Have a great week.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Illustration Friday: Gesture

Two Minutes
Two Minutes
Ten Minutes
Twenty Minutes

Thirty Minutes

Hello, all.
Lots going on, but I am still at it, trying to produce as much as possible.  When I saw that "Gesture" was the topic, I was soooooo excited. 
Gesture drawing is one of my favorite activities.  I attend several drawing groups in my area, and I live for the ones that have short-pose sessions.  In fact, I have even participated in groups that will draw only two-minute poses for two hours straight! 
The images above are all at different times, as short as 2 minutes, and up to 30 minute studies.  I have tried to adopt this type of speed to the initial stages of my finished images, as I feel that it adds life and vitality to the work.
I hope you enjoy.
Peace Out!  Have a great week!