Thursday, January 28, 2010

Honey Comb part 2

Done. I liked doing the honey comb, but the plate was the very interesting to paint too. You don't realize the subtle shadows on such an ordinary object until you try to paint it. All of a sudden it becomes an intricate puzzle of interlocking shapes.
BTW, the honeycomb is delicious.
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Monday, January 18, 2010

Honey Comb

A start for a new painting of honey comb. I made it rather rough because honey comb is rough,
almost like an iceberg in miniature. It will smooth out some in the painting, and the plater will get more plate-like too.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

My Parrot is Stuck to my Coffee Grinder....


My African Gray, Amanda, has decided to sit on the handle of my coffee grinder and I cannot get her to leave. She thinks its a fun thing to do( I guess) and its even more fun to see me try and make her move. Birds used to be dinosaurs, and I think they know it. They sure are smart, and dinosaurs must have been amazing. I've been carrying her and the coffee grinder around all afternoon. I was going to paint a still life of her and set her up in a pose, but then I changed my mind and just decided to snap these photos. When she was sitting next to the computer she was following the cursor with her bill. She is so funny.



Monday, January 04, 2010

Illustration Friday "Renewal"

This was done for the meme "Illustration Friday" and it gave me the chance to use some new
software called Alchemy. It's a drawing program, it's open source and free, and it is so much fun to use. Anyone interested in digital drawing should take a look at this program. Its compatible with Photoshop, Painter, and Illustrator in case you want to take your drawing farther.
It has a feature where the shapes are controlled by sound, so by playing a combination of Bach and Ry Cooder I came up with this drawing. Well, OK, not exactly. But it really does have a feature controlled by sound, and the music playing on your computer does influence the type of line you produce.
The topic for this was Renewal. It's been Zero degrees outside for days. All I have been able to think of are flowers coming up in Spring.
 
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