Monday, November 26, 2007
Hey y'all... I'm doing this character for my friend Fabian to do a kick-ass model (you can see his work on another concept I did in Zbrushcentral.com). The idea is a character with a monk-link persona but with the goal of bringing death to those for their salvation. He severed his arm to bond with his new blade/hook arm to enhance his death bringer calling. Please lemme know if you have any comments or suggestions.. it's a work-in-progress... so any advance would be appreciated... thanks!
Friday, November 16, 2007
One thing I love about the Gameboy DS is it's portability... so why not bring it to a museum! I had such a thrill doing this Sargent study in front of the ACTUAL painting... can you imagine! WOW! The actual non-reproduced colors, texture, and brushstrokes are there right in front of me...woah! So, I did this study of the hand in Sargent's Dr. Pozzi at Home in the Hammer Museum. I think I'll do more. I'm gonna post this in the Color Gallery if you wanna see the step-by-step of this painting....lates!
Monday, November 12, 2007
These were all done alla prima (on site)...downtown LA, figure drawing workshop, and at BJs during lunch. In the next day or so I'll post my stuff in The Colors Gallery where you can see the step-by-step strokes for these paints...enjoy! ( my screen name is rodneyf )
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Hey...A costume party will be held at the Vanguard in LA and to benefit the research for a non profit organization called ARM http://www.hibm.org/arm/. ARM funds research for a rare debilitating muscle disease called HIBM. ARM is developing the first steps towards a treatment but needs funding to move forward. Go there or at Mindy Lee's blog for more info... I can't go unfortunately but it looks like fun!
Monday, October 22, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
More paintings on the DS! You know how painting in the dark with real paint sucks 'cause you cannot see anything at all... it's the complete opposite with the DS... painting in the dark/ dusk is cool... painting with the sun up is an act of faith. :)
Friday, September 14, 2007
Got a new toy!... sort of... it all started when I was "forced" by Mindy to buy this card that can house this painting program on the Nintendo DS. It's sooo cool! These are my first tries... did about 5min of Photoshop clean up but not much! t's fast and easy to carry with you anywhere. Afterall, it's a DS...Enjoy!
Monday, September 03, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Sheez! What's up with not going to bed without getting one painting outta my system... I just think LA is sooo beautiful especially during the sunsets. The colors are just so brilliant... well, I know it's the pollution but you gotta look at the positives in life... or so I've been told. More to come!
Friday, August 24, 2007
Aaaack! I tell myself every night to sleep earlier! Oh wells... when I have something on my mind it's hard to move from that idea. This time, I have Los Angeles sunsets on my mind and one of the most beautiful things here in LA are the palm trees at sunsets. I used one of my photos as ref but used my artistic sensibilty to give it a little somethin' somethin'. Laters.. now to bed.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Hello boys and girls! It's face day... at my work right now, I've been doing mostly environment and such. So, I feel that my people skillz are getting rusty... thus, I did this R. Bison study... kind of a warm up for some unknown future project... so there you go..
(PS... I have a new display icon... it's a character of me at work!.. I might make him into something more... an alter ego or sorts... what do you think?)
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Man! It's been a while since my last post... sorry about that... went to Italy for my honeymoon which was awesome.. even caught the Sargent in Venice show which I've been bragging to whoever I meet... 30+ Sargents in one room! Whoa! Then, I was priviledged (since the show was in Venice Italy) to see some of the places he actually painted... but enough about that.. here is a quick painting to help jump start my postings... enjoy!
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Sorry for the loooong time no posting... been busy planning my wedding/ honeymoon (o yeah.. I'm getting married...hehehe). But I did this quick painting during lunch. Been doing some old school paintings lately... I'll post them as soon as I get of my duff... lates! ...Off to Italy come Monday for my honeymoon! Ciao!
Saturday, March 17, 2007
I tried something new... well old.. but new again... we had a copy of painter at work so I did some glow brush paintings.. I like the results that I could not wait to try it out at home... so I decided to do something fairly simple... trees in a field... so I used my version of Painter all ready for the glow brush.. instead, thanks to my alla prima and plein air training (and the swirling of painters in my head... this time it's Christensen, Sargent, and Tiemens, and Mike Hernandez)... this is what happened... eh, it's always a surprise!