Painting out an Inspiration – T’Hed: dry pastels

See T'Hed: Pencil outline for previous reflections... I was really uncertain of the colour pallet I wanted to land on and felt the need to play with options and finishes at the same time. I really just wanted a glimpse of what colour might do. I've been experimenting with dry and oil pastels throughout the … Continue reading Painting out an Inspiration – T’Hed: dry pastels

Painting out an Inspiration – T’Hed: Pencil outline

This past week I decided it was time... let me rephrase that; I decided I needed to start making some art and the T'Hed project needed to get started. In my mind, I'm still experimenting with materials and design, so I am allowing myself to to take impulsive risks and then change them as I … Continue reading Painting out an Inspiration – T’Hed: Pencil outline

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Twenty

See T'Hed Nineteen for previous reflections... As mentioned in the previous post, I am pursuing the answer to my question: can I make mature art with children's materials? The challenges of using crayons on card stock don't seem to be prohibitive. I'm starting to think that it might be in my head. Of course I … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Twenty

Artists draws hyper-realistic drawings using only a Bic pen

youtube.com/watch A good friend sent me this and I have already added it to my art resource library for teaching. As a bonus, the journalist mentions how much money this amazingly skilled artist can make, which would probably incentivize some of my more cynical teen students. But the teaching magic comes in the way she … Continue reading Artists draws hyper-realistic drawings using only a Bic pen

Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – A Few Finishing Touches.

Another surprising realization in my process and I feel a great relief for realizing it: I will probably never be certain if a piece is completely finished, much less be rid of the feeling that I might need to put more on it, but I now understand what I've read in other artists processes... you … Continue reading Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – A Few Finishing Touches.

Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – A Whiskey Burst of activity

I've been dabbling on the skin for days... a touch of pink and green, then I'm stumped by dissatisfaction... It doesn't work with the sky and I need to see how to make it work! The last few days have been an emotional rollercoaster with life events and family matters... I needed to let go … Continue reading Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – A Whiskey Burst of activity

Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – Starting the Skin…

Because I've been pre-posting these entries while I do other projects, they appear daily, but my progress isn't daily... in fact, I've been staring at the figure doe a few days trying to decide on how I want to approach the skin-tones... My gut is telling me to play the green-pink contrast and then add … Continue reading Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – Starting the Skin…

Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – Starting the Figure, and other stuff…

As stated yesterday, the beachfront wasn't complete when I started on the figure, but it will be over the next few images... On the figure I dove in with some Payne's Grey for the black areas and played with a little vermillion hue for the pants and transitions between the black and white lines on … Continue reading Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – Starting the Figure, and other stuff…

Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – Making a Beach and Sea

First, let me apologize; I thought I took more pictures of this next step. I believe my impatience took over and I started on the figure before completing the beachfront. I started with a dark forest green to represent the depths of the see, added a little turquoise on top and a darker naval blue... … Continue reading Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – Making a Beach and Sea

Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – Making  a Sky

I didn't want a traditional blue sky, but felt the need to have it there under the final colour. I contemplated making the sky green, red, and pink, but felt it wouldn't give the contrast I desired against the shirt and pants of the figure. Also, I imagined the skin tones to be greenish-pink, so … Continue reading Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – Making  a Sky