Sunday, December 31, 2006

Double Trouble

This is a character study I did for a bi-weekly contest on the forums. She was an action figure from the She-Ra toy line in the 80's and was labeled "glamorous double agent" so I ran with that idea. I was imagining WWII spies in sunglasses and trenchcoats when I was working on this.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

3 Hour Project: "Watercolor"

Here's something new--I completed this piece with methods more akin to traditional watercolor painting than usual. I used several layers of light "washes" on overlay. The effect is pretty, but the overall color turned out too yellow and is not easily corrected. The graininess of it all makes it look more like a pastel done on a paper with heavy tooth.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Amish Fashion

This image is based off of a beautiful photospread in the October 2006 Harper's Bazaar that had a bunch of models pretending to be Amish. The last thing I did to this image made it look like I painted the whole thing on a piece of craft paper, which is pretty neat, but completely unintended.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Mr. Lips and Hips

Honestly, I don't know a thing about Mr. Lips and Hips (nor do I think that this portrait bears a particularly striking resemblance), but I thought he might inspire me to try something completely new with my "media application."

Monday, December 11, 2006

Details Guy REDO

I was dissatisfied with the way the December 9th piece turned out--it didn't match my vision for what this man is about at all, so here is a second try. I'm still not all the way there though. (Something about his bone structure and the lighting in this particular photo boggles my mind). The model in the photo has a red undertone to his skin and hair and I don't think I was able to portray that at all.

Done from a photo in the November 2006 issue of Details.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Burberry British Guy

A British chap from Burberry's Fall 2006 Ad Campaign.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Details Guy

Done from a photo in the November 2006 issue of Details.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Josh Lucas

Actor Josh Lucas, inspired by a photograph from the June 2006 issue of GQ.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Sufjan Stevens

The glorious Sufjan Stevens, from a photo found at the Knust Hamburg

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Steven House

This is done from a photo of rock-climber Steve House that originally appeared in the NY Times Style Magazine, Men's Fashion Spring 2006.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Burberry Portrait

This is based on a gentleman from Burberry's Spring 2006 Ad Campaign.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Uni Qlo Guy

This is based off a gentleman in a Uni Qlo ad from the December 2006 issue of Interview Magazine.