Finished this piece in color, finally. Don't bother asking me to explain, I have no idea what it means either, but I invite you to write a short story and post it here..... only if you have a bunch of time on your hands, but it might be fun, no?
I started teaching my class today at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art). I am teaching a course on Fantasy Art. I think it is going OK, but I also think I may have come across as totally insane to the students... which is better than coming across as a jerk.... but the semester is still young!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
OK, so this is a piece I did in 2000, but which I still have in my portfolio. It's maybe one of my more successful pieces I think. Problem is, I have had a very bad scan of it for many years (it was done in pen and ink and water color). So I decided to take it out of the frame and re-scan it. This time I scanned it at a very high resolution, and I did not photoshop it at all, because I think it stands on it's own merits pretty well.
Looking closely at this piece reminded me of what I really love about drawing. I think I often have to remind myself of these things because I know that I can sometimes stray from the essential joy of drawing in favor of some percieved aesthetic expectations. I can't allow that to happen. I like getting back to my pen and ink roots.....