Thursday, August 31, 2006

Apple tart

Never paint a picture from a bird's eye view. If anything I've learned is apple tarts are hard to render. This was done on 9 x 12 arches 140lb watercolor paper using Daniel Smith watercolors.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Casa Priori Finished

I think I'm finished with this piece. I'm going to put it aside for a few days and revisit to see if there is anything thing else that I need to fine tune.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Casa Priori WIP # 5

Learning a lot from doing this drawing. One thing is I don't like doing brick or cement floors. I'm hoping to finish this drawing in the next day or two.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Casa Priori # 4

An update on Casa Priori. This drawing seems to be taking longer than I thought. The brick work has been challenging trying to figure out how to make them appear broken and old.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Faber-Castell Artist Pens

I just love Faber-Castell products. Today I got in the mail my new box of 48 FC artist pens. I love the fact that their waterproof. So today I've just been playing with my artist pens to see what they can do and how I can blend colors.

Casa Priori WIP # 3

Here's my next installment of Casa Priori. I had to download Foxfire browser in order to upload pictures. What a hassle, but it seems to work.

Trying to upload WIP

For the past few days I've been unable to upload WIP updates. Hopefully this will be resolved in the next few days.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Casa Priori WIP #2

Here is my 2nd installment of my WIP. Working on white paper has it's downside. I need to be extra careful when applying color so it doesn't smudge over the rest of the paper causing it to get dirty. I think I like working best on colored paper. I'm still trying to workout how I will tackle the cement floor that has a pattern of large flat bricks. I thought I'd be further along,but because of the white paper background I need to burnish the colored pencil into the paper to blend it so white specks don't show through.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Casa Priori WIP #!

This is my next WIP of my Venice series. Each day we'd pass this little hotel on one of the side streets of Venice. I'm using Fabriano Tiziano white paper, size 9.5 x 12.5. Prisma color colored pencils

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Venice San Giorgio WIP Finished

I believe I'm done with this! I really enjoyed working on this drawing because it bought back all the lovely memories I have of my week in Venice,Italy. I'll take this to my drawing class on Wednesday for a critique,but as far as I'm concerned it's FINISHED!!!!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Venice...San Giorgio WIP #3

I worked on this drawing last night until 1am. Since I fell in love with Venice, doing this drawing has been a labor of love.I couldn't get over how quickly I've been about to pull this together. As much as I like working on Mi-Tientes colored paper, the downside is it makes the drawing appear dark even though I would initially lay down a layer of white colored pencil.