I’ve been a little down on the whole obsession we seem to have with holiday shopping, that it’s so bad that now we have allowed Black Friday to creep into Thursday and essentially steal the meaning of Thanksgiving. The idea of Christmas Creep has been on my mind lately and so I ended up doodling this image, elves stealing Thanksgiving.
Today was spent researching and drawing turkeys for my x-mas card design. I got tired of turkeys and needed to focus on something else so I started doodling and ended up with this sketch.
Not only is it argument day but evidently it is procrastination day for me. I’ve got three projects that I should be working on but have only been able to manage to play Candy Crush on FB and do some sketching. Go me!
So after 3 days which comes to about 12 hours of work on it, this is the final image. I like it but I really had to fight to keep from overworking it which has always been my downfall. This was also my first outing with this paper which has worked out well.
So on our second day together I put in the darkest areas and refined the shape of the head and made sure that the features were all in the right place. I’m hoping to finish it up next time. Today I spent about 3 hours working on it. That may seem like a lot of time but I am not a fast painter.
So this was the start to a painting of Lyndon Johnson. I did a loose sketch in vine charcoal on an acrylic paper and then used raw umber to start. The picture was taken with my phone on the easel and it looks like gray paper but it’s really white.
So if you’ve been here before you can see that I’ve changed things, if you haven’t well all I can say is that I’m usually more organized than this. I’ve changed over to a more blog like blog, with posts that scroll instead of a more portfolio static blog. I don’t currently have a website due to technical difficulties but I’m working on that but for right now I’ll post stuff here.