Monday, May 21, 2012

Bruce Campbell Caricature!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

It's been (what seems like) years since I last did a fantasy art piece. Have a look! =)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Davy Jones Tribute Painting

I keep forgetting to update this blog! It is difficult to keep up with all the different social websites, all the while doing the artwork! I'll try and make an effort to update this as often as I can from now on.

With that out of the way, here's my most recent painting video on youtube! =)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Madonna (Caricature) Speed Painting

While I'm not a huge fan of Madonna, I will be honest in saying that I do like some of her older music. As far as her personal life, that's a different story...

O.k., I'll be honest. Madonna was actually pretty "rad" back in the 80's and early 90's. In addition to having a huge music career, she also used to be in movies and did an awesome job on shows like Saturday Night Live. 

Having said that, I thought doing an 80's caricature version of Madonna would be pretty fun; and it was! This is the first female of this drawing/painting series. 

In an attempt to make female caricatures "less manly", I try to use less lines in the face, so I don't scare away the children, you know? I think it's easy to get away with making male caricatures over-the-top with facial detail, but when you do have to be a little bit more simple, otherwise it just doesn't look very feminine.

Hope you enjoyed this! Until next time!


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

"Reverse" Criticism

I was having a conversation earlier today with a friend at work, and the subject of criticism came up...

One thing I have found strange about myself is that I do not mind criticism at all. I think the more honest someone can be with what I do, the more motivation I will have to prove them wrong and/or do it better the next time. That is not what bothers me; what does is this- being complimented.

Sounds a bit strange, doesn't it? I suppose so. Not so sound full of my myself or anything, but I remember always feeling guilty trying my absolute best in art classes back in school, because I knew I would get attention that I didn't necessarily want. At times, I felt bad that the person sitting next to me put in 20 hours on a project, and I only put in 10 - and mine (sometimes) looked better. Then again, sometimes another person sitting near me in art class made mine look like it was done by a 5 year old with some crayons, you know?

I guess it is part of being humble? I am not sure. For some reason I do not take compliments very well, other than a quick "thanks"...and that's it. That's not to say I don't want people to like my work; I do- I just prefer when people tell me something I can improve upon, as well as the good stuff!

Did any of that make sense to anyone reading this? I sure hope so, took about 20 minutes for me to type all this.

In WashedupTV news, I recently finished a Tim Burton speed painting video and A "50s Meets the Twilight Zone" video on my channel, so be sure to check them both out if you haven't already.

The next video I think I will be doing is a speed painting of Danny Elfman w/ stay tuned!


Sunday, March 11, 2012

King speed drawing & colored pencils

Hi there! In this video, I thought I would just share some of my experience using colored pencils. I decided to draw a cartoon king, simply because I thought there would be a lot of different colors to work with; just a fun drawing I suppose. 

I really enjoy using colored pencils; the problem is that my patience is very limited when using them. As strange as  this might sound, I have much more patience doing a painting that may take 10-20+ hours total that I do with a colored pencil drawing that could take about 2 or 3 hours total. I find it difficult to explain. If anyone has an opinion as to why this may be, I would like to hear it!

Until next time!