Thank you to my Patrons – you encouraged me to try something I hadn’t done before. My attempt is primitive – not meant to be “pretty” – the aim was to see if oils are something I would stick with. Not exclusively but as a learning tool for what I do every work day with illustration and sketch/art cards.
4 x 6 inches, oils with 1 brush, 5 colors, no thinner. This was a trial run. Full post on my Patreon page…
Gandalf arrives in Hobbiton. 2.5 x 3.5 inches, acrylic, hand painted
Posts have been few and far between, only because I’ve been pushing the pencil and paintbrush so much lately, and having a very good time with it. Projects for Alien (Upper Deck), Journey to The Last Jedi (Topps), Little Shop of Horrors (Attic Cards), and a few outstanding commissions are now done. Onwards and forwards to begin several new commissioned paintings and cards, as well as do a few PSC (personal sketch/art cards).
Also in progress are a few sketches for Drawn and Divided to be shown publicly – for anyone to see – and will be posting a preview of some of the above-mentioned projects for patrons only. The itch to not only do some watercolors outside, but to try some oil or acrylic painting outside is getting really strong. Now that the nice weather is FINALLY arriving, I’m not sure I can resist the urge much longer… 😁
One last thing, I was asked permission to use a couple of older posts and current images for a pretty amazing site that feature a lot of Lord of the Rings artwork. If you explore that site a little, you’ll see lots of gorgeous art and sketches from many wonderful artists! Check it out over here: LOTR Arts
As always, thanks for visiting and reading, until next time – Allons-y! To summer and beyond! 😊
Topps’ 40th Anniversary artist proof. 2.5 x 3.5 inches, acrylic, hand painted
Chirrut, personal sketch card. 2.5 x 3.5 inches, acrylic.
Well, it is the 5th of May, and not the 4th… Anyways, onwards and forwards! A short post to show some current stuff, and there will be numerous other things to show soon as well. On Drawn and Divided (Patreon), the next sketch was finished last weekend, and I hope to add the watercolors to that this weekend, given the opportunity. A bridge in Spain is the victim of this painting. I’m also trying to decide which of the previous watercolors should be the next print… I might set up a poll for anyone interested! As well, seeing as Spring has arrived, I’m looking forward to taking my Moleskine back outside for sketching while walking the Teckel!
I’ll have a whole mess of commissions to show shortly, but for now these three Artist Proof cards (two are spoken for, Leia is on Ebay until Monday morning May 8th) are from Topps Entertainment’s Star Wars 40th Anniversary Trading Card set, just released this week. Leia, Han, and Luke are the three completed so far.
Please forgive the watermarks, but due to recent events my image posts will probably always have them from now on. They do not appear on the actual artwork… 🙂
It’s Saturday! Housecleaning, laptop cleaning… le sigh. BUT, the weather is getting better so that also means walking the dog and sketching outside! 😀 It also means continuing my Drawn and Divided project. On deck is an absolutely ah-maz-ing bridge some friends of ours traveled over on their trip to Spain this year. Obviously I couldn’t do any on-site sketching, but they’ve given me permission to sketch from their photos, so I do invite you to stick around for that. That bridge is gorgeous. The whole country looks gorgeous. Before that however, I’ll be finishing the watercolor of the boat mast in Nyborg, Denmark. All those folds and pleats – I couldn’t not sketch that while there…
For now, there is a new page up for all the cards I did for Topps’ Rogue One series 2 trading card set. Please forgive the messy appearance…. 😶 Do let me know if there are any problems with the images. ♥
Have a fantastic weekend!