Monday, December 31, 2012

'Mike #4' -- FINAL oil painting

'Mike #4' -- Final completed oil painting

well, i just completed my painting for my class that i'm taking at -- had lots of fun and learned a lot about oil painting using the Dutch Flemish approach -- looking forward to doing more of these!

(more notes and thoughts about this technique to come!)

Happy New Year!!!


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Sunday, December 16, 2012

'Mike v3' (WIP)

'Mike v3' -- started adding color (over top of the under painting that i previously posted); this is for a class i'm taking on learning the 'Dutch/Flemish' painting technique at

i'm having fun and learning a lot! This is still WIP and i will be adding more color, small details, hair, shirt, etc.. stay tuned!

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Saturday, December 15, 2012


I met one of my favorite/inspirational artist's today!! (Brom)

I've been a fan of his for years now (and have several sketchbooks of mine, that contain studies of his work) -- i still remember purchasing a deck of cards that he created (for TSR?) back in 1995 -- that i still have and refer to today!

anyway, he had a book signing event at a local Barnes and Noble -- and i went there to meet him and get a copy of his latest book, 'Krampus' -- and we chatted for nearly 20 minutes about art, his life/career, etc. (very cool guy to talk to!)

..and it turns out that we live near each other!! :)

Here is a link to his website:

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Homework #4 -- 'Mike v2'

Mike #2' -- under painting phase (oils) -- our assignment was to re-paint this person/subject while addressing our instructors comments and feedback

notice in this version (compared to #1) -- that i left the darks thin and transparent, letting the background show through.. while building up more opaque values in the lights

which version do you like better? :)

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