Monthly Archives: March 2012

My entry for this week’s Illustration Friday word of the week.

This is my entry for this week’s Illustration Friday word of the week. The word of the week is, “swamp”. This picture was created last spring break as a self promotional illustration. I used oil paints and watercolor to make the picture. I was thinking about a boy in a boat in the bayou outside of New Orleans. The boy’s name is Billy Joe the brass player from the bayou. I love oil paints, but they are too time consuming and impractical for most of my illustrations.

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Illustration of kids on the beach

This is my entry for this week’s Illustration Friday word of the week. The word of the week is, “shades”. I thought about some kids having fun on a beach. I gave Rakel, the purple inner-tube princess, a fine pair of shades. In fact, I was thinking about Copacabana Beach in Rio. Last summer, we spent a great week on Copacabana Beach.

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An illustration of a Viking I made for a friend

This is an illustration of a Viking I made for a friend. This Viking doesn’t look too into ravaging and plundering. The illustration is created with pen, ink and acrylic paints. I wanted to create a mysterious mountain atmosphere around the Viking figure. I like how the composition all points towards his face. Lately, I have not had the time to participate in Illustration Friday. Next week, I’ll have to get back to participating.

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Fantasy art genre

This pen, ink and acrylic black and white illustration was created for a friend’s project. My friend wanted an illustration of a mountain-cat person. I attempted to create a more realistic style for this fantasy illustration. Fantasy art is a genre of art that I have always admired. However, I am unable to create the photo realistic work that is typical of that genre.

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