SCAD Bees

In 2005 I graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design. It’s not something I think about often, but what I learned from art school was priceless. Here’s a watercolor painting of a bee I made while remembering the ol’ alma mater. Go Bees!

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Fluttershy Watercolor

Fluttershy is not the first pony I’ve painted. She won’t be the last. Prints of this lovely pegasus can be found in my Etsy shop.

Secret Daughter of Cthulhu

Below is my hand painted depiction of Cthylla, secret daughter of Cthulhu. She has her daddy’s eyes.

Lies and Good Intentions

I got bored with the seven deadly sins thing. So yeah, that series is over now. Here are a couple hares and my condolences.

Skinny People

I struggle with drawing people who are clinically underweight. It seems no matter who I draw, they end up smaller than in real life. If said person starts small, they end up absurdly tiny. This is something I need to work on. All people are beautiful, and I should be able to portray them accurately.

The Camera Adds Ten Pounds. Watercolor and ink on cotton paper. 6″ x 5.5″ (15.2cm x 14cm).

Unframed: $225.00

Defiant Stare

This snowy owl was painted for Reddit’s 2nd weekly art jam. He was a particular challenge since he has mostly white feathers. His defiant stare brought out my stubborn side and I am very happy with this rendition of his likeness.

Owl Stare. Watercolor paint and ink on paper. 4.5″ x 6″ (11.4 cm x 15.2 cm).

Unframed: $100.00

Dead Space

The Etsy Gamers’ game of the month this April is Dead Space. I painted the following ACEO as my entry to the contest.

Lurking Lurker. Ink, watercolor, and paper. 2.5″x3.5″ (6.4cmx8.9cm).

Unframed: $15.00

Step by Step Mural Making

How to paint an awesome coffee shop mural at Casciano Coffee Bar and Sweetery in five steps.

Step One, Base Coat:

Draw the outline on wall with colored chalk. Paint base coat with primer.

Step Two, Add Color:

Distribute colored paint as evenly as possible through focal point of the mural. This ensures the most important aspects of the piece will draw attention.

Step Three, Cover All.

Fill the rest of the mural with solid blocks of color. Varying levels of depth and shadow throughout the piece welcomes the eye to wander without overwhelming it.

Step four, Add Contrast.

Make  light source(s) evident with highlights and shadows. Do not use white and black to tint and shade paint, instead mix color tones for maximum saturation.

Step Five, Details:

Add details and protective top coat. The mural is now finished.

All images that feature me painting were photographed by L. James Meyers.

Sketchbook Caturday!

Here is a page of quick cat studies from my sketchbook. Ink on paper.

Pauline the Purple Octopus

I finally completed the mural I’ve been working on for Haddon Township Beautification Comity. It is part of an ongoing project to make the SOHA (South of Haddon Ave.) section of their town into the arts district. The mural is on a large potter’s planter on the corner of East Collingswood Avenue and the White Horse Pike in West Collingswood, New Jersey. If you google maps to the street view, you will see a lovely before picture.

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The mural is of a giant, purple octopus named “Pauline”.

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Here are some in progress shots:

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Some details:

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I’ve always liked the idea of the sky as water, so the bubbles seem planetary to me. One bubble that struck me as particularly homey, I added some green to. If the universe was an ocean, I’m sure creatures like Pauline would influence the stars.

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