Thursday, February 26, 2009

Coffee Shop Characters

Some good characters (non-fictional) at the coffee shop lately...

I've really never understood ear flaps as a fashion.

This pipe really happened, I was excited.
I love a good eccentric character.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

From the Sketchbook

More recent sketches from the coffee shop...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Dorette and the Red Dress

I painted Dorette the second Monday night portrait that I attended almost a year ago, and it's still one of my favorites (post here). Now she's returned, and in a dress like that I couldn't just paint her head, so here is her 3/4 figure.

Alla Prima, Oil, 16" x 20"

Saturday, February 14, 2009

A Nice Mistake

More coffee shop sketches. In this first drawing, the girl already has the body language of being pushed up against a wall, so I love that I happened to end up running into the binding of my sketchbook.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Angela III

My girlfriend Angela came and posed for the Monday night group. I think this is the third time I've painted her portrait, but it's always fun, I'm just going to start losing track pretty soon. Apart from her upper lip being a little bit too long it's a pretty good likeness.

Angela III, Alla Prima - Oil, 16"x20"

In other news, I'm headed to the New York City Comic Convention this weekend! It should be a good time and there should be plenty of great work to see. If you're also going, let me know in the comments, maybe I'll see you there.