Thursday, October 15, 2015

My Sketching Journey Continues

Here are some of my sketches from the past week. Just maintaining my #arthabit. Trying to get a sketch done every day or every other day.

Friday, October 9, 2015

First Photobash Assignment

My first photobash piece. I had so much fun with this one and the results were so satisfying. My client loved it. I basically clipped parts from different photos to construct poses, facial expressions and props. All had to have consisting lighting and I still had to paint in some parts. Overall good process.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Practicing Mind

So I've been a bit busy these last weeks or months. I haven't updated this blog in a while. But I'm going to perform some new disciplinary measures to get stuff done more often. I put it in my calendar to start updating my blog every week. 

I've got alot of work to do as far as self improvement. For a while now I have fallen victim to procrastination. I watch tutorials, daydream and think about creating work but I always have to force myself to do it. To just do it. If I have an assignment of course I do the work without thinking about it and it comes out great, because there is a deadline. An outside force has an influence on whether or not I finish a task. I have to start to teach myself to get into the habit of always creating artwork to keep getting better and better. I have to focus on the present moment instead of daydreaming how good I can become in the future.

Its something that has been on my mind alot. I worry about who's better than me and what is the standard of perfection that I have to reach. This can be helpful, to know what the standard is, but it can also be a crutch, because I get caught up in watching other people's work and tutorials so much that I don't give myself that time on improving my own body of work.

Anyway, I've got my calendar and Im sticking to it. Enough talk. Time for action.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Compositional Study

Just a quick compositional study. I just started putting blobs down with no real clear vision of what I was painting exactly, until an image started to reveal itself. Kinda like a developing photo print. Once it kinda looked like something, and I knew what it was, then I refined it. Added the cables to frame the subject. Still not sure what it is. I think it's a cop investigating some kind of mech junk yard.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Color Master Studies

Im really enjoying these studies. I can pay a bit more attention to what colors I choose. Im surprised at how unsaturated some of the colors are in some of these old paintings. It was a good lesson. Will continue these.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

My my my. How long has it been since I've written a post. Well, you'll be hearing from me more often. I'm keeping busy now with My official site.

I did some master studies of NC Wyeth and Dean Cornwell. Compositional studies. Will have some color studies on the way as well and some landscapes. I really want to push myself to be better and doing masters are a great way to learn so I've heard.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Union Square Love

This Photo came out soooo good. When I took it, I just focused on the right exposure and good composition. It wasnt until i scanned the negative that i noticed the girl in the background. What a happy accident! The dude actually looks like he was singing his heart out to this girl! for all i know, he probably was. Who knows.

Kodak Portra 400.

Kodak Portra 400 Set

 Some alien that was in a movie (Museum of the Moving Image) The lighting is what makes this picture. As I mature as a photographer I come to realize that while lenses and filmstock are important, its really all about lighting. How I perceive light. Like in the image below. The way the corridor is lit, the color that is cast over the walls and floor, its so interesting. Im an interpreter of light. Light that has been spoken into being by the heavenly Father.

Yeah Im a star trek geek. Although I didnt follow the original series much. I got into it during the "next generation" days. "Computah....earl" Sip...aah

Shooting in this museum was tough. It was very low lit. I had a 400 speed film. Next time I need to wait before taking the first shot until I am on location - that way i can determine if I should push the film 1 stop.