Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Screwing around with technique

I have been wanting to try some crazier, looser techniques in watercolor that I have seen others do.  The paper in the notebook I used was too porous to handle all the water that I threw at it (you can see the radiating wrinkles on the right side of the picture).  It was fun anyway.  I really liked using the white gel pen to add highlights.

And this is a partial swipe of the cover for the first issue of The Mercenary Sea (by Mathew Reynolds) in order to try out some brushes for inking.  I made the guy look like a Scooby Doo villian, though.


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Lake between the Mountains

One more early fall painting before winter truly begins.

                                    Watercolor on 140 lbs block 9x12

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Bear Hug

Sometimes, everybody needs a hug.

                                    Watercolor pen & ink on 180 lbs paper

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Barbarian at the Door

Taking a brief departure from landscape painting to do something more comic book like.  There was a time I would have loved to be the penciler or inker for a Conan comic.  Hell, I still would.

                                    Pen & Ink and watercolor on 180lbs paper 9x12

And some older pencil sketches from the late 80's showing I always wanted to be the illustrator of a Conan comic book.

"Conjuring a Demon"

"Barbarian vs Knight"