Sunday, February 26, 2006

Union Station

here's a sketch of Union Station downtown. directly behind me is the section where they filmed part of Bladerunner. Captain Bryant's scene to be exact.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Downtown LA

looking west over Hill street. done again in Painter Essentials 2. i'm starting to like this little version of the program.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Sketch from life using Painter

so, i had to run home and try out a sketch from life using this small version of painter that came with my wacom. i must say, i like the pared down version, it does just enough. i believe it's called Painter Essentials 2. Painter does one thing really well and that's mixing the pixels to give a true wet into wet feel.

painter sketch

a very quick sketch done in Painter. i haven't used it since version 6 but i might be playing with the program more.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Inside on Sunday

it was a little rainy this morning so i painted another interior. this was a little more "scrathy" than the others but i thought it just held together.

Saturday, February 18, 2006


a sketch i was working on that turned out to have a nice illustrated look.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Another Interior

i thought this arrangement looked interesting last night so i fired up the MAC and painted this sketch. i could almost call the piece, "the phone" because it seems to be staged around it. who's going to call, what do they want?

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Sunday Morn

here's a sketch from this morning. it's fairly quick...about an hour and unseasonable warm for this time of year. i was inspired by mike hernandez's gouache studies of street scenes. he makes the ordinary seem beautiful.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Cal Tech

today we painted at Cal Tech and i dashed off 2 quick sketches. a little more textural than some of the previous posts but i liked the color and atmosphere.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Smoking Hot Redhead

well, she is smoking...and a red head, i hope she's hot, she thinks she's hot!

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Eaton Canyon

here's today's painting. a lot of you have asked for a step by step breakdown of the process so i saved those out as i worked. i also included a shot of my set up. 2 camping stools, one for me and one for the computer. i begin with a simple breakdown of value and color. i try and keep the compostion down to the fewest values possible that will still evoke the general mood in front of me. then i elaborate on the differnent hues and add a little form to the objects in the scene. finally i refine the shapes and values till i can't see anything more that needs "fixing".

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