Drawing and Painting

Drawing

Lately, drawing has become a little too stressful and I want to get rid of the pressure. I have more scratch paper than I know what to do with, and a lot of sketchbooks that need to be filled. My goal for drawing right now is to have fun, to work on my technique, and to improve on figure drawing. I have a lot of ideas I’d like to sketch and some requests from close friends that I’ll be getting done.

Blog Posts with some Examples of my Drawings:

Old Drawings from College

Finished Pumpkin Drawing

Old Pen Sketches from my Telemarketer Days

Finished Phoenix Wright Drawing

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Self Portrait

Oil Painting

I am self taught in painting and I don’t have a ton of experience with it. But I enjoy it and would like to improve. Below are a few examples.

Eagle and Snake Patriotic Painting

I painted this as a birthday gift for my dad. He’s retired Air Force and loves eagles. I had a set of oil paints I never used before, so I decided to give them a try. This is my first oil painting after college and I was happy with the outcome.

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This was my first commissioned oil painting. I struggled so much with it. I didn’t understand how oil paint mixed so it was a good learning experience. I ended up feeling pleased with it, and so did the grandfather of that baby and the owner of the dog.

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Another commissioned painting. It’s a 4×6 for a woman who has a large collection of fruit and vegetable figurines. She wanted one of her bell pepper bull. I struggled with this one too. Today, I would find this much easier to do.

Acrylic Painting

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This is my first attempt at acrylic painting. This was for a customer who ended up being very happy with it.

Spray Paint Art

I came across Spray Paint Art and thought it was so cool and wanted to try it. I signed up for the Gold Year Membership with Spray Paint Art Secrets, taught by Alisa and Gerardo Amor. Here’s a link to their website: Learn Spray Paint Art

I used up most of my spray paint cans and took a break for a while. I’m getting ready to start practicing it again, and I’m excited to explore my creativity now that I understand the techniques. Below are some examples of my paintings.

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This is the first painting they teach. You learn the basic techniques used in spray paint art and about the origins of the art form.

fantastic fairy tree

Space scenes are very popular but you can paint just about anything –  portraits, nature, underwater. Anything you can imagine.