Tuesday, December 29, 2009

emotion #1: love

love...such a complicated emotion deserves a complicated illustration. i want to do a series of emotions based on my interpretation/experience with each emotion. this first one was kind of hard because there were a lot of different things i wanted to put in the piece. the final concept of the imagery in this piece was inspired by the claw game where you move the claw around to try and win a prize. the name of this one is called "love game".

these are photos of the project in progress. there are parts that i liked early on and am debating whether or not i should bring them back in or take something out. the 2nd photo is the "finished" piece and the 1st photo is an earlier stage of the piece. the orange of the figure in the center and of the large hand are really a red orange, not just orange.

i'm not sure if it's finished, yet, so any input you can give me would be much appreciated.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

i am what i am and that's all that i am

self portrait done in oil paint on 11" x 14" panel.