Continued piddling with muh cardz. Not sure I like them in a larger sense but they do feel right per my aims when working them i.e. interplay of white gel pen, acrylic paint, micron felt pen, etc. If you want to buy or trade for them, let me know.
Checked out the Baltimore Museum of Art with my friend Eric and have to say I was impressed with their collection. Large collection of works by Matisse as well as pieces by Paul Klee, Rene Magritte, Paul Gauguin, Edgar Degas, Rembrandt, etc. Great experience to see these works in person!
13 more ACEOs keyed to Cerulean Blue and Naples Yellow with some splashes of white ink gel pen and felt tip pen. Not sure what is going on with these aside from some attempt to work out some design aspects and just play on the surface. Enjoy!
Some ACEOs I've been working on/at to try and sell on eBay. Larger batch to come as I think I found an aesthetic I like.
For the past two Saturdays, I have gone out with my friend Amanda to work en plein air which is something I've seldom taken interest in in the past. But, as I grow more aged, my interest in working outside has grown as well. As long as I work and really try when working to grow and develop, I feel as though I will only better future efforts. I'm placing photos of the locations alongside the studies for reference. Perhaps, I will finish them. Perhaps, not. My intent is to capture my environment in two hours - hell or high water.
Also attached is a hatching made of 1-inch wide pieces of paper in three different colors. Just something I wanted to try and see what happened.
Finally, I took a moment to try and "develop" one of the poses from recent figure drawing sessions. I chose the seated pose featuring Jenna with spectacles on. Color keyed to Cerulean Blue. Neck is probably still a bit much but a fun exercise to translate the charcoal drawing to acrylic. Look forward to doing more of these.
First time working with Amanda was pretty awesome - very still! Pieces of things were okay and a nice lead in to a final negative drawing that I'm okay with in execution but not necessarily composition.
Fun session with Jenna last night. Began with some Wonder Woman inspired gestures and finished with a long seated pose. Kinda happy with elements from the session particularly the final pose though I either made her head too small (or neck too wide) and her shoulder looks nonexistent like Gumby.
Eric was conceived in the silence of a simple hand gesture and born in January of ‘78. He grew up interested in simple doodles of flowers and big trucks, photos of shadows and dark faces and maps, and old men with fake hair. Since, his studies have narrowed to a focus on papier-mache sculpting, acrylic painting and ink drawing. The grounds he works on vary from paper to wood to canvas.