Its been the good part of a year since I've been on this Blog. A fact that I'm not proud of, but can't deny.
A lot has happened since I last posted in February. For one; I married my girl friend of seven years, and I couldn't be happier in my life than I am now. Secondly, I was busy working my ass off to keep my head above water in this economy - wasting my time and energy slaving for the man in the most humiliating way possible. Retail. I know I'm not the only person who's had to pay my dues, so I'll stop the whining there.
Suffice it to say; though I was tired I still managed to make a good amount of art. This past November I went back for the fourth year running to Illuxcon. MY well-spring of art and spiritual being. This was also the second year in which I had a table to display my art. I hope to continue going to this yearly Con for as long as I have a heart that beats in my chest. The camaraderie, friendships and mentors I've met and made make me hopeful for my future in the Art world.
Talking about a future, here it is. Me posting this, is a confirmation that you all can expect more art from me on here. I should have something up shortly.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Been very busy with work, not art. I wish it were otherwise, but at the moment my art doesn't keep food on the table and a roof over my head; though at some point in my bleak life I hope it will.
This quick sketch was done on Strathmore Artagain paper with Derwent Water-soluble pencils. I prefer water pencils to just the regular stock of colored pencil. They aren't as waxy, which allows for a little more pliability; almost like a conte crayon.
Enjoy. Hopefully I'll be able to scan some more of the art I've been doing since the 1st of this month, and the painting on the post prior to this is nearing an end.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Monday, January 31, 2011
These pieces are all done on Encaustic board. we recently started to sell them at the Art supply store I work at, and as I do with every new item that comes in, I try it out.
I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I do, but the encaustic ground that they have on the board accepts literally every medium I threw at it. I especially liked finding that the surface was smooth enough to take Rapidiographs (tech. pens) with ease.
So here are a couple samples of what I've been doing on such boards.
Hello again my minions. That's if anyone is still watching this Blog. I have been a little lazy and busy neglecting to post for about a month now, but that doesn't mean I haven't been doing little bits here and there. This up date is on a drawing/painting i posted on back in November I think. It's still a work-in-progress, but I'm hoping to have it squared away by the end of this month; or at least that's what I'm shooting for.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
More work is on the way. I just needed to post this though.
Illuxcon this year has been raised in price. both for weekend pass and exhibition table... Also, one of the Artists I look up to, and has helped to mentor me seems like he won't be there.