Thursday, November 17, 2005

Voila - Finished Art

So, after much delay, here is the finished piece. This photo has the truest color of all of the photos. I think it turned out alright. It definitely made me appreciate my Wacom tablet in that I could quickly play around on it before commiting myself to canvas. All in all the whole experience was really fun and I think I'm back in the groove of making art.

And here is the fruit of my labor in its' natural environment: my kitchen. I figure if I really get going with the whole art thing I can get the bare walls covered without spending a ton of cash. Then, as I get sick of stuff I can just take it down and put up something new without feeling guilty about it.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Illustration Friday - Strong

The weather is turning colder and the first snow of the season was falling when I made this yesterday. On a technical note this was my first illustration using Adobe Illustrator. To say I have no idea what I'm doing in that program is an understatement but you don't learn if you don't try.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Look Very, Very Closely...

This doesn't show up well - you probably have to click the picture to get a larger view to even see - but this is a picture of the light pencil drawing on canvas of the Wacom drawing. I kept the Wacom image open on my computer and just kind of used it as a guide. I knew I wanted the flowers and vase to take up much more of the canvas so I made that adjustment at this point.

This shows how I blocked in the background color and the black undercoat on the vase. I wanted the violet color to be kind of streaky and mottled so I kept mixing slightly different shades of purple and adding them. The next picture - though blurry- shows the true color better.

I almost kind of like how it looks with just the black, purple and white. Kind of spooky and melancholy. But I went ahead and painted the rest yesterday and will take a picture and post the results tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Oooh... All The Pretty Pictures

So ever since I got my Wacom I've been sketching like crazy and having a great time. I haven't really done much with making art since high school when I got burned out (our high school had a very competitive arts program). So a few days ago my husband and I went over to my parent's for dinner and they suprised me with a set of acrylics and a few canvases. So I've decided to paint some pictures for our new house and the first one I finished is based off of this Wacom sketch. I'll post some pictures from throughout the painting process once I get them on my computer.