Sunday, January 25, 2015

30/30 wrap up

Well I've dropped out of the 30/30 challenge for several reasons. I've been unable to squeeze in the time to do actual paintings. I'm very frustrated that I couldn't keep up and do a decent job with the few paintings I've done thus far. I am looking forward to trying this challenge again in the future though. I have way too much going on this month that needs my immediate attention.
Many thanks for following and checking out my work and I'll be back soon with more art.

Thursday, January 22, 2015


2nd attempt at Powergirl, the first was too horrific to post. Not very happy with this one but...
4x6" watercolor "Powergirl"

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Day 21

Second post for today, this time one of the Xmen lead team member, Scott Summers aka Cyclops.
Now I'm off to work may be another very late night paint job for tomorrow's entry.
4x6" watercolor "Scott Summers"

Day 20

It's actually day 21 that I'm posting this but, I'm continuing with what I have. Entry 20 I wish I put a bit more expression in this one. Xmen's Collosus
4x6" watercolor "Collosus"

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Day 19

I'm seriously considering dropping out of this challenge. It's becoming too difficult to find time to paint each day. I have too many top priorities at the moment and pray for something better. I think it's May be best to call it done and prepare myself to meet the next 30/30 challenge. I'd love to hear feedback on this one. Maybe someone can talk me into completing.
4x6" watercolor  "Rogue"

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Day 18

18 days into the 30/30 challenge. I've chosen superheroes as my theme, having attempted figures and portraits, my hand seems to favor portrait painting better than figures. Time to paint has been the biggest challenge though. I'm feeling rushed to get through many of these. I started with acrylics, then to gouache and now watercolor. I'm moving on with members of the Xmen now. Today's entry is Jean Greay aka Phoenix.
4x6" watercolor " Jean Grey"

Day 17

This challenge is proving to be tougher than the last. Painting vehicles is so much easier than portraits for me. Lighting on flesh is a whole different ballgame. Add to that flame and a limited palett...oomph. Anyways heres number 17, " Human Torch" completing the Fantastic Four roster.
4x6" watercolor "Human Torch"

Friday, January 16, 2015

Day 16

Thought I'd continue with the members of the Fantastic Four. This time with the Invisible Woman. Easy thing about painting her is I can leave it incomplete and it works. Her brother Johnny Storm will be quite a challenge though. Comments and suggestions are always welcomed.
4x6" watercolor "Invisible Girl"

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Day 15

i think I'm better off trying to do more portraits of heroes than figure studies right now. Maybe for the next challenge I'll focus on figures. Here's entry 15, from the fantastic four....Ben Grimm aka the "Thing"
4x6" watercolor, gouache, pen "The Thing"

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Day 14

getting very hard to keep up, only because I have family, dental and doctor appointments but there's always a moment to get in some painting. There has to be. I truly want to focus all my attention on my art...someday.
4x6" gouache, watercolor  "Dr. Strange"

Monday, January 12, 2015

Day 13

not so much luck this day with the Flash. I was going for an Alex Ross esque feel but I think I fell a bit short here. Notes for next time, take more time to be swift in my execution. Stay loose.
4x6" gouache "Flash"

Day 12

Finally one I'm rather pleased with, Tobey's version of the wall crawler. Peter Parker. Stil sticking to four or less colors.
4x6" gouache " Peter Parker"

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Day 11

This time I decided to go with Tony Stark as portrayed by Robert Downey Jr. The perfect actor to portray Iron man, in my opinion. I'm fairly happy with this painting. Something's id do differently but overall one of my better ones for this month's 30/30 challenge. Thanks for looking and for your comments, advice and inquiries.
4x6" gouache "Tony Stark"

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Day 9/10

I was unable to post yesterday due to having too many errands to run and a part time job. So today I'm posting two entries one that should've been up yesterday and today's entry.
First Mr. fantastic, followed by Professor Xavier. Prof. X was more of an experimental piece. Not too sure I'm happy with what I've done to him but I wanted to try a more gruff look with a full mustache and partial beard.
4x6" gouache " Mr. Fantastic"

4x6" gouache "Professor Xavier"

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Day 8

A very late posting for me today, time seems to be harder and harder to come by. But I did manage to get my favorite X-Men character done today. Hopefully I'm making some progress. Here's Kurt Wagner better known as "NightCrawler".
4x6" gouache "NightCrawler"

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Day 7

As the challenge of doing 30 paintings in 30 days continues, I'm learning how difficult it is to not only devote and find time to paint but also learning and teaching myself to do portraits is very daunting. Nevertheless I'm determined to become a better painter. Today's entry is the X-Men's Storm.
4x6" gouache "Storm"

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Day 6

For today's entry I chose Wonder Woman, still gouache, still using a four color palett. Really wanted to keep pushing this one but it's time to get my next painting started. Any feedback is welcomed.
4x6" gouache "Wonder Woman"

Monday, January 5, 2015

Day 5

as you can tell from this entry, I'm still having a very hard time painting figures. I was happy with the pencil sketch but somehow when I switched to paint it fell apart on me. Mistakes are what we learn from and as much as I did not want to post this, it's only fair that I see my faults along the way to success.
4x6" gouache "DareDevil"

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Day 4

Well, I made it to day four of the 30/30 challenge. This time I chose a Kryptonian and like the quickness of working in gouache, I am still using only four colors bug this time I had to add blue. I still have no idea how to paint figures and am struggling to get these to look presentable. But that's my goal for day 30, to teach myself through trial and many errors, how to paint the figure and portraits. Thanks for viewing...

4x6" gouache "Supergirl"

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Day 3

I'm not a big DC Comic fan, but Batman is too huge a character for me to pass up. However I decided to focus more on the man beneath the mask. In the film adaptations I felt Christian Bale made a very good Bruce Wayne. For painting 3, a small portrait of Mr. Wayne done those time with gouache.
4x6" gouache "Mr. Wayne"

Friday, January 2, 2015

Day 2 2015

This painting was inspired by N.C. Wyeth's work. I think I over worked the shadowy effect. I'll have to be more mindful of that next time. But here's "Captain America"
5x7" acrylic on canvas board " Captain America"

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy 2015

Welcome to a new year and a new 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. For this challenge I want to learn portraits and I thought If I'm going to do this I may as well pick a subject that I like. So this month you'll hopefully see 30 of my favorite comic book heroes. I'm starting with the classic original Incredible Hulk. This is influenced by Jack Kirby's 1962 Hulk first appearance. I've also decided to use a limited pallet for this month's challenge. I'm using Anders Zorn pallet of White, Red, Yellow Ochre, and Cad Red medium. I'm also adding Blue to my pallet. This should make for a very interesting looking feel for this series. I hope you guys enjoy as much as I enjoy creating these.
And now painting number 1:
"Incredible Hulk"
5x7" Acrylic on canvas board "Incredible Hulk"