Friday, January 28, 2011

Spectrum 18 Submissions

Several days ago I sent out four entries for Spectrum 18. I've been attempting to get in for a few years now. Last year I sent in my Centaur piece, which I believed to be one of my best pieces at the time. I thought I had a good chance with it but unfortunately, it wasn't accepted. That's not stopping me though. I'm going to keep on trying and hopefully one day my work will be published. Good luck to everyone entering!

Thanks to openimagestudio for printing!
Click here to see last years Centaur submission :)
Click here to visit Spectrum's website.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Year, New Piece.

Wow! 2010 was quite a year! Had a baby girl, finally got my portfolio in order, Illuxcon just to name a few things. Here's the final drawing calling for some paint - 15" x 20" on gessoed illustration board. Took a while to create the reference maquettes but as always, it's worth the time and effort. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I'm gearing this piece (& the next several) towards companies that I'd enjoy working with. This will be in Oil. New year, new piece and it looks like on Saturday, a new age. Yikes! Good excuse to party :) Below are the mountains I created out of clay to use as reference.
The rocky maquettes after playing with the color, pushing it closer to my vision.
The original layout on tissue paper over a glass table, lit beneath with a flashlight and a simple lamp off to the right. Happy New Year!