Saturday, November 13, 2010

Commission Finished and Cat Photo

Hey all!
Well, I finished my color pencil commission piece. The client has accepted it. I just don't know if he was truly happy with it or not. And the commission piece is going to a friend who is a photo realistic-artist. So,  I think the client was looking for more of photo-realistic piece. Unfortunately, I am not a camera. I mean I can get realistic, but not hyper-realistic like some artists can. Those artists are really gifted and I admire their talent tremendously. Like Howard David Johnson I would love to one day take one of his online classes. To achieve his artistic mastery with color pencil, is definitely a goal of mine.

Here is a scanned image of the final work and then a digital photo of the work.
I have to say the biggest challenge of this commission was drawing the subject without the mustache. Pretty challenging, but I thought I did okay. Size of the artwork was 5 x 5.

I just had to share this photo of our kitten Taz. We found him when he was real tiny. We had to feed him by syringe til he was big enough to eat catfood.  I don't know what happen to his mommy. He is so cute. We call him Taz, because he is just like the Tazmanian Devil in Looney Toons. Fast little bugger and into everything. This is a rare moment of him sleeping peacefully and not causing havoc. :)

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Update on Commission Work In Progress

So getting near the end. Working on the skin, mouth area and nose area. I will go back and fix the eyes and darken the hair once I have completed the rest.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Commission Work In Progress and Art Marketing

Work In Progress:
Update on my recent commission
Working on the eyes and skin now. I see areas on the right eye and eyebrow I need to work on and still need to darken the hair a bit more.  I will be saving the mouth area for the very last as it will be the most challenging part. The client wants no mustache,  so I will be drawing the mouth area without the mustache.

Art Marketing:
One of the challenges of selling one's artwork is learning how to market one's work. It's exceptionally difficult in today's economy
Here are some great links on marketing your art.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Commission Work In Progress and Update on Procedure

Good evening everyone! 
Well I made it through the procedure with no problems on Tuesday. The doctor removed polyps from the stomach and colon and did several biopsies. I won't know the results of the biopsies for about a week. However, he did not discover any reason for the pain I have been having, on my  left side. So I guess now I go see an internist, to see if they can help me out.
Thank you all for your prayers. Much appreciated!! ((hugs))

Commission Work In Progress:
Here's an update of my latest work in progress. I am working on the eyes now and defining the eyebrows and ears. I see now I still need to darken up the hair a little bit more on the left side and top area. So will go back on work on that area after I finish up the eyes, eyebrows and ears.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Update on Work In Progress

Good morning everybody! I started the clear liquid diet yesterday and then began drinking the prep solution. Let me tell you that is the most terrible tasting stuff I have ever had. And there is so much of it, I almost got sick. Felt sick all night long and the bathroom was my best friend last night.. And I still have a little bit more of the prep solution I have to finish.  I go in for the procedure later this afternoon, so hoping and praying that all goes well. Please include me in your prayers today. Thanks!

Commission Work In Progress:

I started working on the eyes. I will move to the eyebrows, forehead and ears. Right now I just layered down two very light  layers of base coats of cream and pale peach around the eyes, forehead and ears. I want to finish up the eyes before I lay down any more layers of color.
I still can't get the scan to pick up the right colors. The hair is much darker than what it's showing.  So tomorrow I will try my other scanner, to see if it makes a difference.