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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A Bit More Photoshop Compositing

A couple of experiments. I really feel like I'm on to something here.

Hmm, the color went a bit wonky on these. I'm not sure why but they got a bit washed out.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A New Process?

I'm trying out a few new things. First I'm trying to create something cute without being saccharine. Second I'm trying out a mixed media process that I think gives good results quickly. I'm going to have to play with this process to see how far I can push it, but I am pleased so far.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Southern Utah is Where It's At

Last week a bunch of Illustration and Animation Kids took a trip down to Southern Utah on a painting/sketching trip. We hit Zion National Park, Kolob Canyon and a tiny bit of Bryce Canyon. In short it was wicked cool.

Here are some of the sketch paintings I did (you don't get to see the big mistakes.) These were all done in gouache on paper and board. None of them were bigger than about 8 inches on the longest side.

A black and white study of some cool rocks.

The circus came to town briefly and lent me it's color scheme for this one.

Most beautiful rocks I saw on the whole trip. There were more colors on them than I knew what to do with.

This last one is my favorite. It's the view of a ridge from a ghost town called Grafton. I had never been to a ghost town before but the place had all these really cool old abandoned buildings. With all these buildings around I decided to paint something that was at least 30 miles away. Just silly.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Another Writing Prompt

Just like the title says, another writing prompt for my wife's sixth- grade class.  As long as they like these I'll keep making them.

Monday, March 9, 2009

My Worst Nightmare

It comes to get me in the night when I haven't yet finished my long division.

I had another nightmare last night. Someone had got a hold of my picture book manuscript/dummy book that I'm working on and published it before I could with their name on it. Scary, I know.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A Little Something for the Kids

This is something I did quickly tonight for my wife's sixth-grade class.  

I hope they like it.  I hope you like it as well.