Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Here there be dragons!

I've been back in the studio this week, getting things unpacked and organized, and getting some new work done in all of that chaos as well. I'm working on a new 16x20, and I'm already really enjoying it. I'll be recording the inking and painting process and I'll try my hand at my very first speed painting video! If you don't know what that is, take a trip over to YouTube and do a search for "speed painting". A lot of what you'll see is Photoshop, but there are several "real" (tangible) paintings up there too, and many by other Etsy artists. It basically shows the progression of a painting that took hours and hours to make condensed into a fast-forwarded few minute production.

Here are a few concept sketches so you can see I've not been sitting on my butt doing nothing the past week :P

Dragon yawn! This was the sketch that started me working on this project.

Here's the full concept sketch before I worked out all of the details. The sketch is about 1/4 the size the final painting will end up being.

Our little warrior's armour. I wanted to work out a pretty design that was dragony.

I'm looking forward to working on the full sized painting!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Crazy times!

I haven't updated in awhile, and honestly I've been so busy it's no surprise to me.

We just moved into a larger home, and the hubby and I now have a huge studio. I've been out of town for a few weeks helping with my sister's wedding, so whenever I get home the hubby will have the studio almost completely unpacked and ready for work.

This is a big deal for me. Morrigan is always into everything, and it's been really hard to work since she started walking several months ago. This should really help me paint more and be more productive in all parts of my life.

Also, my little sister got married last night! She looked so beautiful, and months of work from my mom and I came together to one amazing night.

I'm still exhausted. I'll be back home and working again next week, so I'll be updating more often.