Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Snow Leopard Cubs

Probably the main reason I went to the zoo that day....

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

An Experiment in Gouache

So I had an urge to paint something traditionally and since I like the gouache tool so much in Painter I figured I should try out the real stuff. Having never used gouache before I decided to start with something simple and this silly fellow volunteered as my test subject. Thought I'd share the process:

Just my blue sketch, always my favorite part : )

This was my color study which was done on a xerox with watercolor-which explains the folds in the paper. I did a couple of these but I liked this one best.

And this was the final result in gouache, painted on a scrap piece of matte board with the lines done in ink. My conclusion: I'm pretty rusty at painting traditionally but I had fun playing with the gouache. It was fun trying to think through my mistakes without having an undo button. Overall it was an enjoyable experiment.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006


Took a break from the horses to sketch my other favorite subject....