17 February 2011

More Pastel Figures

3Minutes each, oil pastel

30minutes, pencil sketch and oil pastel

30minutes, pencil sketch and oil pastel

Comments/Critiques?

15 February 2011

Two Cat Band

This was just for fun, using all my digital painting techniques. Dig on my new web-logo, pretty fresh huh? This was inspired by lots of photographs I took at a recent show, so really I can give credit for this image to Dead Alphabet and Columbus, two local bands that really blow my mind.

Many people I know look down on using reference material. My argument, who's to say there's such a thing as cheating in art? The digital age gives us near unlimited creative power, so why create limitations in a medium dependant on imagination?

I can't stress enough how important reference was in painting this, and experience of the actual subject. Advice from me to everyone who loves making art: Use what you know, what you love, and the entire process becomes much more rewarding.