September12014
Here’s the full format for the witch Halloween card design. I may have a phantom rising from the cauldron; we’ll see how the rendering process goes. There’ll be a lot of black in this one by the time I’m done.

Here’s the full format for the witch Halloween card design. I may have a phantom rising from the cauldron; we’ll see how the rendering process goes. There’ll be a lot of black in this one by the time I’m done.

5PM
After much deliberation with myself and creative bi-polarness, I’ve decided to go with a ‘pretty’ witch design instead of the classic, wart-faced geriatric for the last Halloween card design. I hope to have her finished up tomorrow and I can submit all three designs to the printer.

After much deliberation with myself and creative bi-polarness, I’ve decided to go with a ‘pretty’ witch design instead of the classic, wart-faced geriatric for the last Halloween card design. I hope to have her finished up tomorrow and I can submit all three designs to the printer.

12AM
I never used to work on more than one painting at a time…

I never used to work on more than one painting at a time…

August312014
So. Many. Leaves… And this is just the beginning.

So. Many. Leaves… And this is just the beginning.

6PM
My work playlist today…

My work playlist today…

6PM
"The Little Prince" (detail) Here’s a better look up close. The paints still wet. The sketch is really rough and won’t be tidied up until everything else is rendered and dry. Raw umber under indigo blue under another glaze of indigo blue. Oil on birch panel. And yes, I have him a jetpack..

"The Little Prince" (detail) Here’s a better look up close. The paints still wet. The sketch is really rough and won’t be tidied up until everything else is rendered and dry. Raw umber under indigo blue under another glaze of indigo blue. Oil on birch panel. And yes, I have him a jetpack..

6PM
Another thin glaze of indigo blue down. There’s not a huge difference, but that’s the case when you work with layering. You really only notice it once they’re all done and dry. The wood grain is nice, but a total pain in the ass to work with. Oil on birch panel.

Another thin glaze of indigo blue down. There’s not a huge difference, but that’s the case when you work with layering. You really only notice it once they’re all done and dry. The wood grain is nice, but a total pain in the ass to work with. Oil on birch panel.

August292014
I put down my first wash of indigo blue over the raw umber under painting. In order for the wood grain to show through, all of my glazes have to be transparent. The top will get darker and the bottom will get lighter to create the contrast I want. It will get bluer, but I want the colors to remain faded. I typically paint my character first and then do the background around them, but for some reason, I’m working backwards on this one. Oil on birch panel.

I put down my first wash of indigo blue over the raw umber under painting. In order for the wood grain to show through, all of my glazes have to be transparent. The top will get darker and the bottom will get lighter to create the contrast I want. It will get bluer, but I want the colors to remain faded. I typically paint my character first and then do the background around them, but for some reason, I’m working backwards on this one. Oil on birch panel.

2PM
….and so begins the foreshortening of hundreds of rusty, autumn leaves..

….and so begins the foreshortening of hundreds of rusty, autumn leaves..

August262014
Work, work, work… It drives me fucking nuts and it eases my mind equally.

Work, work, work… It drives me fucking nuts and it eases my mind equally.

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