“Due to bad planning…”

Ever had that one painting that just refuses to die cooperate?  Well, for me, it’s this b*tch right here.  It’s my fault, really: I drove her off the lot without any clear idea of where I wanted to take her.  Honestly, her face has about a litre of paint on it!  Memo to me: pre-production is your friend!  (Or, to borrow an example from my former industry, computer animation: be like unto Steven Spielberg’s “War of the Worlds”, not “Pirates of the Caribbean”)

Anyways, I am officially pretending that she never happened at all and will now move on to something else.  Huzzah!

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“Trish” painting, acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20.  Forever unfinished…

Artistic Output of 2016… so far!

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Starting at the top, left: Face Study (pencil on paper); Face Study (digital); Face Study of Nita Naldi (digital); commission of G.I.Joe’s Duke “Long Day at the Office” (digital); 5 Daily Paintings of New Zealand landscapes (acrylic on panel)

As we approach the halfway point of 2016, I thought it would be cool to assemble all (or most of) the artwork I’ve produced so far this year and get a better sense of where I want to go next. Continue reading

Jon x Sansa – WIP

Jon and Sansa Redux v1a

I really want to do a companion piece to my Sandor & Sansa portrait, but I’m having a tough time coming up with a compelling composition (not surprising considering how Sandor and Sansa are just kinda standing there, so… not much wiggle room, knowhutimean?).  In the meantime, please enjoy Battle Armour Sansa and Jon Snow v2.0 (Targaryen edition).

If anyone has any suggestions, please chime in!