Monday, December 31, 2012

Saturday, December 29, 2012

#339 Blyn Sky

Another oil, and another repainting of a previous acrylic that didn't have enough value contrast originally.  6"x 6".

Friday, December 28, 2012

#338 Ex-Lake Aldwell (oil)

An oil painting of what used to be Lake Aldwell, after the dam was blown up.  It's based on a plein air acrylic painting done last year. 6" x 6".

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

#337 10:08

This started out its existence as a marker sketch on paper.  But then I had some time on my hands, much like this man on the Star Princess.

Monday, December 24, 2012

#336 Liliuokalani Park

This probably doesn't look much like the usual Hawaiian view, but it's a park in HIlo. Acrylic on paper, with pencil, 7" x 10".

Sunday, December 23, 2012

#335 Tired

I sketched a woman on the evening of  "formal night" on the cruise, after dinner.  She looked a little tired, but I liked her orange dress and yellow flower.  This is based on that sketch- acrylic on paper, 10" x 7".

Saturday, December 22, 2012

#334 December Sky

I did this a few days ago, while watching a changing sky.  It was done digitally, in contrast to my recently-posted images, which started with a sketch on paper.

Friday, December 21, 2012

#333 Pool Ladder Line

I sketched this man separately, but he seemed to fit well in the first image above.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

#332 White Cup

I don't think this man was actually crushing his coffee cup, at the coffee bar, on the promenade deck.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

#331 Koi

This is a photo taken of a koi pond in Lahaina, Maui.  I thought about doing a painting of it, but the photo seems to be enough!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

#330 Serious Man

Maybe he wasn't really feeling serious.  He was also sitting on the pool deck.

Monday, December 17, 2012

#329 Woman in Crowd

I took a photo of the patrons of the House Without a Key, in Honolulu, and based this drawing on one of the women in the photo.  We didn't see Charlie Chan anywhere, but this woman looked mysterious.   Roger has more info about the place.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

#328 Pool Deck 3

This man was totally napping, on the pool deck of the Star Princess.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

#327 Pool Deck 2

From the covered pool area of the Star Princess.  It was difficult to sketch undetected on the ship!

Friday, December 14, 2012

#326 More Life Drawing

Here are two other digital drawings/paintings from the Quimper life drawing session on Weds.  These were 20 minute poses, so there was enough time to use a variety of Elements tools.

Tomorrow, it's back to the pool deck sketches...

Thursday, December 13, 2012

#325 Quimper Arts Model

I went to the Quimper Arts figure drawing session yesterday, and did a number of digital drawings/paintings there.  I used a Wacom Bamboo pad connected to a laptop, a pressure sensitive brush tool for the line drawing, and added color with the basic brush tool.  This was a ten-minute pose, which is maybe the minimum time needed for computer life drawing!  In the 2.5 and 5 minute poses, I fumbled through most of the time setting up a file and selecting tools.  
(That's a tattoo on her shoulder).

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

#323 Observer

This man was watching a card game.  Some of the digital color is transparent and some is opaque.  I kind of like leaving the perfectly round shapes of the brush- it shows how it was colored.

Monday, December 10, 2012

#322 Ping Pong Match Viewer

This tall man was watching a ping pong game, so he was standing still for at least a few minutes.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Saturday, December 8, 2012

#320 2 Disparate Sketches

I had the chance to sketch people in the last few weeks- but very quickly in order to escape notice.  Just one marker was used on site and I added color later. These two people have no connection except they were in the same room.