Monday, November 28, 2011

Works in Progress

Here is some Fine Art I've been working on in my spare time. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Brains and Cadavar Sketches

Here are a few sketches from the cadavar.  It's been a great experience and priviledge to explore the human body.  I've gained a great deal from my observations.

This is my colored version of the skull.  It was colorized in Photoshop
This was a pen and ink.  Not finished at this stage.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Medical Illustration

I thought I would post some assignments from my Medical Illustration Program.

This was our first assignment-pen and ink; a lot harder than it looks.  I spent a great deal of time doing this, I think I did about 9 versions before I felt like I got it right

This was our skull-done in carbon dust; once you establish your drawing you grind up carbon pencils and apply that "sauce" with a brush.  Kind of like painting.  It creates a nice even gradation of value. 

This is my first computer generated assignment-a medical instrument in Adobe Illustrator.  I am working on a more complex instrument in Photoshop right now.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Works in Progress

I thought I would post a few pictures of what I have been working on. 

 This is a study of my daughter... I am thinking of doing a piece about the words of King Benjamin in the Book of Mormon.  Talking about our reliance on the Savior he encouraged his people to help those around them.  To paraphrase, In the eyes of the Lord are we not all beggars in need of help.  This is going to be my little beggar.

I am trying to put together a piece for the Art contest hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  The theme is "Make known His wonderful works"  This was a study of one of my daughters.  My orignal idea was to have several children surrounding their mother and father while they taught them out of the scriptures, but I don't have the time for such a large and complicated piece. 

 This is the wipe out/in for the still life I am working on.

I have found if I try and figure out my colors before actually starting the picture I have better results.  Here are two ways I have going about doing that.  The picture above is a copy of the drawing and I have written down the pigments I used to approximate the local color.  The bottom actually shows the work of trying to figure out those colors.

 I just got this painting framed and really liked the frame.  I think it really pulls out and supports the painting effectively.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

New Painting

I recently started a new painting and thought I would share the value study and drawing.  I've been doing a lot of studies lately as well, trying different things.  I've been learning a lot.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Welcome to Georgia

Life has changed drastically for myself and my family.  We moved to Georgia and I will start a masters degree in Medical Illustration at the Georgia Health Sciences University in the Fall.  This is a bit of  change for me, but combines two things I enjoy greatly, science and art.  I have included several paintings as well as studies I have been working on lately.  I miss the GCA and feel very fortunate to have studied there.  I am a little surprised but I miss New York City too, but the next two years will be a unique opportunity as well and I look forward to the adventure. 
The tomatoes were a quick setup I completed in a couple of hours.  I blocked it in with paint and got to work.  It was  a good opportunity to get back into painting again.

The American Flag and World War II helmet is something I've been working on for a while.  I completed the underpainting in New Jersey and started painting it here in Georgia yesterday.  Since the setup changed I've had to rely heavily on photographs, my value study and a new setup that is not exactly the same but close.

 The bottles are something I started and havn't finished up yet.  I put a first layer down, but the details need to be ironed out.In art school we only used graphite and I have had a desire learn how to use charcoal. I have included several skull studies I completed to help me become more familiar with the medium.

Thanks for Looking!