Monday, June 16, 2008

Sunday, June 08, 2008

An Exercise in Texture and Silhouette

This is a year and a half old pencil drawing colored recently in Photoshop.

Grape Ola

I think I got a little carried away with the striping. I'm like a kid playing with his dad's gun.

I've been flirting with design, shape, and color in hopes that we can get some action and see if any sort of relationship can come out of it.

This is all watercolor with a bit of gouache every now and then... just a wee bit. I have bunch of gouache that I'm still holding off on messing around with. But I'm sure I'll be looking into now that I have my fancy shmancy Moleskine watercolor sketchbook.

I've been realizing a few things about making art and maybe life in general. The more care I put into something, the more I build it up in my mind, the more difficult that very thing becomes and the higher chance that I'll screw it all up. But when I just relax, have fun, and don't think about the outcome then good things happen. I guess that's something I'm having to learn little by little in what I do and how I live.