Sunday, November 25, 2012

Inspired by John Koch

Here is the next illustration I had to work on for my course at AAU.  I was inspired by John Koch's painting called "The Discussion".  This was my own take on that painting.  It is designed for an album cover for the Simon & Garfunkel song "The Dangling Conversation".   I used a watercolor underpainting with an oil wash technique to do this painting.  It's a technique used by many illustrators, so it was fun to experiment with.  It's my second attempt with this technique and I think I'm getting better.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Change takes courage

Well, change has come upon me again.  I'm having a show tomorrow and after that I am moving out of my studio because my landlord is taking back the space.  I am not happy about this or the change.  I'm afraid that I will lose momentum, not to mention most of my paints and art supplies!  But I can't do anything about it so I might as well embrace it, right?

In the meantime I have been working on an illustration class at the Academy.  Here are the first three illustrations that I did for that class.  I am loving it and learning a lot.  And I have the best art teacher I have ever had!  Makes a huge difference to have a teacher that you like and who encourages you!  Enjoy the work I created.  The first is the Frog King, the second is Pirate Mice at the Sea Serpent Saloon, and the third is Taking the Merchant Ship.