Thursday, September 6, 2012

Concepting Gemini

I sometimes get stuck and have to put a piece I'm working on off to the side. I know what I want to do with it, but it still ends up feeling like it needs more. When I figure it out, I pick it up and finish it. Other times I'm so stuck that I give in to the urge to concept the rest of it out digitally because I'm too afraid to take the next step and I need to see what it will look like before I complete it.

So I ran into this problem with Gemini. I scanned it and fiddled with it in Photoshop and the above is the digital version. I still don't think it looks complete, but it's getting there slowly. Below is a photo of the current state it's in. I got stuck when I tried to paint the stars. No matter what brush I tried to use, and no matter how small the brush was, the stars would come out wonky. I think I've had a long enough break from it. Now it's time to solve the brush problem and get back to work on finishing it.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


India ink and liquid gold acrylic on 
Arches 140lb, tea stained, coldpress paper.

I've always scanned the artwork to post on here, but this time I photographed it and found that the color is much more true, including the line work being much more clear. I used my little rinky dink Elph (I think it's like six years old), so this may be a good excuse to upgrade my camera.

There's gold in them wings!