So here's 4 of a proposed 9 paintings...the ones that are closest to completion. Super-small images here, simply because they're not done yet. But I wanted some kind of evidence I could point to showing that I am, in fact, moving forward on these. Sometimes I need to kick myself in the ass, y'know?
Two early practice bits for the Monster Women project, that began with the Shuna Sassi study that I posted almost a year ago. After working feverishly on it for a couple months, I became distracted by other shiny objects. In the interim I've kind of re-thought the project a bit, and decided to focus on more of a classic pinup vibe - I want some Cheese with the Saucy. This also gives me a perfectly valid excuse (not that I necessarily need one) to diligently pore over some Elvgren & co.
To that end, these two are out. No longer fit the guidelines, like a bunch of other things I had started.
More sketchbook stuff. I've been drawing in pencil lately, which is a bit surreal. The last few years I've forgone pencil entirely, just gone straight to pen - construction lines be damned! I definitely enjoy the chaos of just working in pen - when you screw up, you have to find a way to fix it that still incorporates your error. On the other hand, to paraphrase Neal Stephenson, pencils are a really good technology. More fun than I'd remembered. Damn you, artistic ADD. Damn you.
Birthday present for my sister. William Morris portrait, combined from a photo of him as an older man with amazingly unkempt hair, color palette from a portrait of him as a much younger man, background a re-painted version of one of his wallpaper designs. As always, my design/composition is fairly rubbish...but I'm fairly pleased with the colors. And my technique seems to be improving, so that's good.