Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The evil rocket Scientist!

I have been trying to make a greater effort to draw and to paint. This is the most recent painting I have finished. It has been a really fun project to work on as I feel like I know the direction my style. It has been a long journey to find my style and although I still have a long way to go before I get confident in my skill and can sit down at the drawing table and know how I am going to get to the finished work of art. I like where I am going with the drawing style so now I need more work with the paint. I am experimenting with a process of drawing the design, painting the drawing and then using colored pencil on top of the painting to put in more detail and additional color. I think it is fun!

My other additional step here to improve the whole project as a whole is I am starting the artwork with the frame already in mind. I had purchased this frame at a thrift shop so I simply had my board at the size of the frame and started painting.

This painting is of my brother-in-law, one of my heros, Dave. He really is a rocket scientist. We have build potato guns together and so I put that on the left of the composition Because he is so smart and great at math I put a chalk board on the right with lots of math equations that I am sure Uncle Dave could tell you what each one is! The mouse on the bottom is because of his mad computer skills and the rocket on his right our left is cause he is a rocket scientist. You may notice the socks have holes and I am not going to explain that now cause you should already know all about that!