Saturday, August 27, 2011

Water Color Landscapes of Burlingame

Summer in Burlingame has been a terrific improvement for outdoor activities from summers in San Francisco. To be sure, SF summers have a charm that I will never reject, and if you have some nice layers of clothing, a walk through Golden Gate park or the Presidio in the fog is a wonderful experience. But for pure, warm sunny strolls with Arthur and Masha, there is something great about the fresh air in Burlingame. The afternoons cool down gradually, and occasionally you still get a taste of the marine layer coming in over the ridge along highway 35. It is ideal for doing some plein air paintings in watercolor as your paint dries swiftly and the gentle breeze keeps you from overheating. This town has the quaint comfort of "small town America" but is situated on the bay and surrounded by natural beauty from shoreline to shoreline of the greater peninsula.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Ronin - DeNiro

Quick study done from a still on Netflix. Too bad he came out a bit wonky.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Arthur Never Stops Moving

Took a couple minutes to try and capture this guy while he is awake. Man, he is shifty!

Friday, August 12, 2011

A Team

This is a Team. I was trying to make a team that would look good for a game with 4 characters representing soldier classes. Assault, demolitions, sniper, and a gunner. Cliche, yes, but a good exercise. Had this in a WIP state for so long, just decided to post it now.

Aunt Pat and Uncle Neil

Some sketches I did up with the family.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Crowdstar Figure Drawing 4Aug2011

We had an excellent model again this Thursday. That helpful hula hoop is perfect for measuring distance and seeing negative shapes between the figure and the perimeter of the circle. Looks very much like an illustration framing device in these drawings.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Mesrine Sketch

Another 10 min sketch. Going for color and composition. Man time goes by so fast.