Tuesday, April 26, 2011

CPSA List of Accepted Artists for 2011...

Looks like we're all going to have to wait a little bit longer!

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Boots .. the beginning!

Lot's going on around here, so I have to get my fanny in gear and get busy. Today I established my
underpainting for my "Boots". Those of you who've taken my workshop know what this is and why, eh?

7"x10" on Uart 600, Prismacolor Pencils
"Capturing the spirit of a portrait, the sparkle of a moment in time, or the soft sounds of your memories."

Monday, April 18, 2011

Spring is for Spaghetti Westerns?

Ha! 

Western + Cowboy Boots + Venice + Mules = Spaghetti Westerns, right?
( I won't go into how much I dislike those movies though)

Right?
 Have you all decided I've lost my mind :D.  I've spent the weekend lining up
my little ducks in a row. Seems my summer is going to be busy and it's  not even here yet!

So how did I come about with the Spaghetti Westerns you ask? Well.....

1. Western = I've got these Cowboy Boots to do, for my CPSA silent auction donation.
2. Western = Mules. Gary Corder over at http://www.muleville.com/ asked me if I'd be interested in creating a small piece of art from his photography contest winning photo. Of course I would!
It seem to be so busy drawing the 2 legged kind of animals I've haven't had time to draw
 any long ears lately. I'm really looking forward to it!

3. Spaghetti! = I've been blessed with an absolute awesome commission! I'm going to Venice!!
Of course that's where the Spaghetti in Spaghetti Westerns came from. Doh.
Makes perfect sense to me, doesn't it to you? I should back up and clarify, *I'm* not actually
going to Venice, but my commission is of Venice, and the newly married couple who asked
for a wedding memory. I'm really excited, can't wait to get into this one, I've already begun
the composition and value studies. Stay tuned for more...

Western = I've also got to put the final tweaks on *Open Range* now that it's sat for awhile..

not to mention a couple portraits and another project in the works ..
So, I guess ya'll see how my mind works now?

Guess I could have went with Italian Leather instead?

:D

Keep Scribbling!
Tj







"Capturing the spirit of a portrait, the sparkle of a moment in time, or the soft sounds of your memories."

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Little Peek at the Memphis Workshop

First, I'd like to thank the Memphis Chapter for having me, what a nice group! I really
enjoyed my time with you, thank you so much.

We started out Saturday with a little power point and a little discussion. Uart was our support so we discussed the pro's and how it's made. (I haven't come across any cons) Uart was a new support for all
but one in this group, I think it was a hit!


We reviewed eye anatomy, that the eye isn't simply a marble shape. Then a little demo to get them started ...






At the end of the day, everyone had an eye, a wet, glossy,
 vibrant realistic eye, along with skin tones.
I know what I showed them was very different than what they were used to, and there
were some surprises that their under paintings actually ended up in full color.
They were all great!

Sunday we dove into the little portrait, starting out the same way we did the eye.
Little bit of discussion and off they went.







They didn't finish, and they weren't supposed to, but they did awesome! Sorry we didn't get an picture from Sunday's final to share with you. Next time I'll remember.

Thanks again Memphis!

Keep Scribbling!
Tj






"Capturing the spirit of a portrait, the sparkle of a moment in time, or the soft sounds of your memories."

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Eye Demo

Just a little sneak peek at the eye demo we'll be working on Saturday in Memphis. Here is the underpainting and the finished image...3"x4", Prismacolor Pencils on Uart 600.


Keep Scribbling! Tj

"Capturing the spirit of a portrait, the sparkle of a moment in time, or the soft sounds of your memories."