Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Howlett

Man, it's been a long while since I've posted anything. I took way too much time away from creating, but I'm back and will be posting some of my new work in the weeks to come. Here is a wolverine painting I did for my buddy's birthday recently. I started with a sketch which started out on the realistic side, but became a little more graphic and cartoony as I began painting. I painted this in Gouache on Bristol Board and had a really good time with it. One of my fellow painter friends gave me a wealth of info on color mixing recently. To slowly inch back into painting, I'm just starting with a few colors on my palette.... including White, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Pthalo Blue, and Alizarin Crimson. I did the following painting above with just these three colors, the nice thing is that it forces you to mix all of your other colors as well as creates color harmony in your painting. Color Theory is a bitch for me personally, if anyone else shares this same pain, keep reading... If you'd like a little guidance in the area check out the website of Felipe Echevarria, he's a hell of an artist and a teacher. You can find his website at this link... Felipe Echevarria; for info on his teachings in mixing color click here and scroll down till you see "On Mixing Color", there are three lessons there. Anyhoo, hope everyone is well, until next time...