Monday, October 24, 2016

The Witching Hour

One more for this batch: My haul from the Academy of Art's twice-annual Costume Carnival. This was the last one masterminded by the Illustration department's amazing model coordinator Sarafina, so it was kind of a special occasion.

An introductory warmup. These are all on 25x30 Post-It Note sheets, incidentally.

Bringing in some watercolor. The acrylic paint pens I was using for the background took some fussing to get everything nicely blended.

In hindsight, I need to pay more attention to arm proportions on these big drawings. Turns out it's hard to get everything sized properly when you can't see the whole figure at once!

And the end! A lot of the other artists at the event ended up as damned guest sinners in this one.

Safari West

And I forgot to post these! The lovely folks at Safari West invited me to come and draw their animals to create some artwork for their fall fundraiser auctions.

A set of ink drawings on illustration board, awaiting the addition of colors.

De Brazza's monkeys...

Sable antelopes...

Cheetahs and a striped hyena...

And beautiful white rhinos.

The finished and framed drawings, ready to ship out.

Stow Lake Perspectives

As usual, when I get busy, I fall behind on updating this art blog. Let's start catching up with some location drawings from Stow Lake in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, one of my favorite nearby nature haunts. I drew these as perspective examples for a guest class I recently taught for the wonderful John Muir Laws.