Thursday, December 13, 2012

Friend Montoype 2012: Ryan

So this is monotype portrait of one of my friends. This it Ryan.

Ryan is the accursed bearer of the orange dice of doom, which will has the unfortunate knack of always rolling 3. Ryan is an aspiring Japanese linguist and the crafter of the Micheal Jackson D&D game that still lives in infamy amongst this group of friends. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Student Drawings VII

This is one of the first of these I can talk about. Scott isn't a student but volunteers in the after school program.  He was the one who gave me the line "ASD makes tough art critics."

When I show him the drawing he said, "That sorta looks like me," in the same way he said before. I was bracing my ego for  his next line, but he said nothing and smiled. I think he really likes this drawing.

Another student.

"Every good work has to face opposition, 
and the reaction of the opposition offered always helps the work." 
~ Meher Baba

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

HAA Drawing Class 12-10-2012 - Adele

Adele was the model yesterday at the Honolulu Art Academy Figure Drawing class.  Last time she was in, I had a really bad day drawing. Today I had a pretty good day.

Above is my favorite of the night. It is the second 20 minute pose of the night on top of 2 two minute gestures. The light and dark in this pose was really dynamic and interesting. The blue shadow also is doing the work of pulling the figure forward. I also am liking the yellow ocher as transitional highlight; it is creating a neat effect here.  I really like this drawing.

Above is the 4 two minute gestures with 2 five minute pose and a ten minute pose on top. It is a interesting page but not my favorite. I do really like the figure on the right side. 

This was the first 20 minute pose of the night. Adele was siting on a high chair so her body is foreshortened. I was unable to accurately show that foreshortening so her body looks squat. I may go back into this drawing, because that gesture drawing on the left is very dynamic.

So in an act of forgetfulness,  I only brought 3 pages of toned paper that night. I have gotten to a point where I know I will use 4 pages of paper in a night there.  So for the last pose I had to do something other then oil pastels. I did the last pose in watercolor. However being a watercolor, it will take a little more time to complete. So end story, there is one more piece from that night, but it needs a little more work before I post it

This life drawing class is on Monday at 7PM. It is located at the The Honolulu Museum of Art School, formerly the Academy Art Center at Linekona. There is a 10 dollar class fee.

"The people we are in relationship with are always a mirror,
reflecting our own beliefs, and simultaneously we are mirrors,
reflecting their beliefs... one of the most powerful tools for growth..."
~ Shakti Gawain

Monday, December 10, 2012

Wall Mural - First Cherry Blossoms

It's been rainy on the windward side. So it's been hard to photograph artwork for the site.

Looking through other work I have done, this piece jumped out at me. Amazing that I have not already posted it.

Danielle's apartment has a sliding door in it. I got commissioned to paint something on the sliding wall.

I wanted it to look like a Japanese print. My joke was it was going to be an interpretation of "The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife" (Wikipedia link NSFW).

I worked from an image Danielle found that she wanted it to look like. I was rather successful, here is the image on the wall.   

As I post this online, it is very clear that the next time I'm in North Carolina there is a mural to be done on on my mom's wall too.

"Go for it baby! Life ain't no dress rehearsal." 
~ Tallulah Bankhead

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Around the Anima Table

So we are playing an Anima Game tonight run by Chris

I am using the red and black ink and doing drawings of the other players at the game. Above is Ashlyn. I do like the pose and how this drawing looks.

Above is a portrait of Brandon. Its actually a really good likeness of him.

"Liking one person is an extra reason for liking another."
 ~ E. M. Forster