Saturday, September 23, 2006

Aishwarya Rai

Yet another ATC portrait cannot stop :)


Thursday, September 21, 2006

The Munsters: More ATC's

This is a set that I recently made for a Halloween ATC swap.

Sunday, September 17, 2006


My second ATC made. This one was also done in gouache.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Mary J

Ok, first off....I know this portrait does not look exactly like her, but please keep in mind....that I painted this on a card no bigger than 2.5" by 3.5". Yes, that is right.....someone in a drawing group told me about artist trading cards.....and I guess you have to create tiny works of art. I have never painted a portrait this small, and it does make it difficult to get the details right.
Also, this is my first time using the gouache paints. I liked the watercolors that much, that I wanted to try gouache as well.....which I guess it supposed to somewhat like the watercolors....only thing is, they seem to dry a bit faster. I was not used to that, but I will adapt in time I guess.
Anyway, this was my first ATC ( artist trading card ) that I completed. I think it turned out ok for being so small, and being the first one I painted.


Sunday, August 27, 2006

Portraits of Sarah: Repost

I have decided to repost the portraits of my sister, as the links to click on the picture and see the larger version are not working on the homepage of My Artwork. I have tried to fix it several times, but it does not work. She requested that I draw her as a ghost.


Sunday, June 04, 2006

High School Self Portrait

In high school, I rarely ever participated in the actual art class assignments. Usually, I just drew whatever I wanted, and the teacher let it slide, and gave me grades based on my work that I did. However, at the end of senior year, my art teacher threatened to fail me, if I did not do this self portrait. She proceeded to remind me of all that I got away with in the past with not completing class assignments, and told me I MUST do this. Of all things..... I hated most.....self portraits! Anyway, I did it begrudgingly, and I sat on the floor, with a mirror propped against my bed at an angle, and forced this quick picture out. I was sort of angry at the time, and I guess it shows in the picture, as it has a rather dark look to it. You can even see, at the bottom, my commentary..........I wrote "this picture rots". I was a bit moody back then. I don't think I usually look like this, but I guess at that time, I did.


Kirk Hammet

Another older drawing, and another member of the band, Metallica, this is Kirk Hammet. ( I hope I am spelling their names correctly). You can see how the paper is warped a bit ( again, due to me pressing too hard with the pencil). Although I was putting more detail into the drawings, I had still not yet discovered the different grades of graphite. All I drew with back then, was a regular, school issue #2 pencil. I can't help but wonder how much better these would have looked, had I known more about graphite in those days.


James Hetfield

Once again, another drawing from high school. This is the lead singer for Metallica - James Hetfield.


Jim Morrison

This was a portrait I drew of Jim Morrison way back in my high school days ( about 1988) . I can see many of the obvious flaws. The ones that stands out the most, is the wavy lines in it, and areas where I actually tore into the paper with my pencil because I was pressing too hard, trying to get certain areas darker. This was, of course, before I discovered that graphite pencils came in various grades, other than #2, which was all that I used back then for my artwork. I never actually completed this drawing, because of the damage to the paper, but I decided to post it, so I can reflect on my younger days.


Chuck Billy

Another drawing from my high school days. This is a portrait of Chuck Billy, lead singer for the band, Testament. The drawing is in pretty rough shape, as I have not taken the best care of it.