It Finally Happened

Internet, I present to you, my first pony. It really was only a matter of time. Lauren Faust, why are your creations so fun to draw? My watercolor rendition of Rainbow Dash from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

Prints available in my Etsy shop.

Star Wars Themed Dr. Sketchy’s

I haven’t updated in over a month, which is some sort of awful record. I won’t give excuses. Sometimes life just gets in the way of art.

Last Friday was May the 4th Be With You. There was a Star War’s themed Dr. Sketchy’s at Smithville’s The Underground. Our stellar models were Roxanne Mass and Sam East (aka Samantha Star).  Unfortunately, a glass of water was spilled, ruining some of my better pieces from the night. Here are some of the surviving paintings:

 

Lady Luck

Atlantic City and I have a love hate relationship, but warm weather is coming so we may be setting aside our differences.

 

Visit Sunny Atlantic City. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 5″.

Unframed: $250

 

Beauties of Asbury Lanes

A few weeks late, but better than never. Here are the paintings I created at the most recent Dr. Sketchy Asbury Park session. The theme was vampires. The models were Tricia Pain, Krissi, and the sultry Sammi Macabe.

Tricia and Krissi in their long (20 minute) pose:

 

Sammi in a peaceful ten minute pose:

 

Krissi playing the damsel in this lovely five minute pose:

 

Tricia Pain’s two minute poses were some of the sexiest of the evening:

Beautiful Strangers

As my loyal blog follower, you have surely noticed my works’ subject matter has shifted from places to people. This shift has not been easy. I strongly dislike working from photographs, but cannot afford to hire private models. So many of my people paintings have been painted secretly, on trains, at open mics, and in crowded bowling allies.

If I perceive the stranger depicted isn’t paying attention to me (the weirdo with her paints out in public), I will create one of these quick portraits.  I do not know these women. They do not know me.

Despite not know these anonymous women, I think the portraits capture a lot of personality. The colors chosen show if the stranger is warmly approachable or distantly cold. Their expressions give a glimpse into their inner characters.

I hope to keep painting portraits. My goal is to soon hire a beautiful stranger to model so I may flesh out one of these wet sketch into a completed piece.

Seven Devils

The Atlantic City Ballet‘s newest show opens next Friday. Caught Up in Swing/7 Sins is breathtaking. I do not have the vocabulary to properly describe the skill of these dancers and the caliber of their choreography. The show features contemporary music like Florence and The Machine and Nine Inch Nails. Everyone in southern New Jersey and Philadelphia should be buying a ticket.

Watercolors from their rehearsals:

Ballet Rehearsal

This morning I had the privilege of painting the Atlantic City Ballet as they rehearsed. The company’s beauty absolutely stunned me. Their skill, dedication, elegance, and joy truly moved me. It is my deep hope to work with them again.

As this was a rehearsal, I worked as they danced. These sketches are fast, wet, and unrefined.

 

Click to enlarge images.

Dr. Sketchy’s at Blick Art Supplies

Here are some of my watercolors from last night’s Dr. Sketchy’s session at Blick in Philadelphia. The theme was cheesecake pin ups. Our stunning models were Samantha SamSam and Victoria. I adore painting women with red hair.

Fifteen minute pose of Victoria:

Fifteen minute pose of Samantha:

 

Two five minute poses of Victoria:

 

Two two minute poses of Samantha:

Bad Ideas

The opposite of inspiration.

 

Level Up Entertainment

Painted this depiction of Rydia from Final Fantasy IV as a commission. She is highly influenced by Amano’s original character design. Prints are available in my Etsy shop.

Also, prints of many of my gaming themed paintings (including Rydia of Myst) are now available at Level Up Entertainment in the Hamilton Mall.

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