Thursday, November 1, 2007

Excerise

I haven't done much artwork in the last 4 months due to the chaos (and joy) that is getting married. I've done even less painting. Before launching into a big project I decided I needed to stretch my painting muscles. I pulled this character out of my sketchbook (originally drawn from life at my brother's graduation). This was done quickly (1.5 hours) and that spontaneity shows. It's not perfect but the paint and lines have an engaging energy that can be lost in more calculated illustrations. This was done in acrylic.

3 comments:

Kizz said...

Does this mean we'll be seeing a few more of these while you're limbering up?

Congratulations, btw, on the getting married part. It was lovely to meet your bride in July.

JOHN B. WATSON said...

Fantastic illustration! If this is the result of working fast and loose, you should do it more often! Some of the "roughness" is definitely what gives it it's character and "life" Bravo!

Mrs. Chili said...

I agree with what's been said here - and I'd be VERY interested to see the character who inspired this drawing. I'm amazed by the variety of shapes and sizes we humans come in!

Have you had your wedding yet? If you don't mind, blog about it! I'd love to hear the stories...