Productive Procrastination Once Again


I'm in the middle of promotion. Lots of research, emails, typing, etc.... It's exciting and sometimes fun. I try to make it entertaining for myself. I've been at it for awhile now, so today I decided to take a break for a few hours. This is what happened.

Whenever I do these quick little portraits, I try to find something new to try out. A technique, palette, composition, etc.. This was an effort to try the watercolor brushes, in Painter.  I found some that I really enjoyed actually. Some.....not so much. I was trying to stylize my drawing a little too.

I've always been a fan of the Dragonlance world. This is Raistlin Majere. He was always my favorite character in the books (and everyone elses too). Don't worry, he's not jaundiced. It was some magic misfortune.

Ok, back to emails.

Productive Procrastination Again

I had busy work to do last week, and didn't get alot of art done. So I did this over the weekend to quiet that nagging voice in my head. The art voice anyway. The other voices require different things. One would like a cigarette. One would like alcohol, another would like a Big Mac, yet another would like a human sacrifice. They really do keep me busy. Enjoy (or don't).

Oh. Some of you (out of the 5 people that read this) would like to know particulars. 2 hour (or so) painting, using exclusively Painter 11 for this one, from a photo. Yes. "Reference Used"

Productive Nerd Raging

I was working late in the studio, and ended up sleeping on the couch. When I drug my carcass off the couch this morning to get to work again, I decided to procrastinate. I was toolin' around the interwebs and saw some promo stuff for the new G.I. Joe movie.

Honestly, I wasn't a fan of the first one. However, I don't think it was made for middle aged men that still hang on to their childhood with a death grip. I realized that when my friends kids, LOVED IT!

I won't go into all of my complaints about the movie. I am curious why the hell they changed Cobra Commander's mask. He had two that were cooler than that stupid plastic see through thing from the movie. Both of his masks were iconic. Changing his mask, would be like someone changing Darth Vader's mask. I'm sure Lucas would not survive the nerd rebellion if he did that.

So anyway, while I was nerd raging, I decided to take a break from my portfolio for a couple hours and do a quick painting.

I have no idea how to make a long story short, but I am very adept at making a short story long.

I'll shut up now.