Monday, March 19, 2007

Nasalis Haiku

Proboscis monkey,
Wearing a blue polo shirt,
Chopsticks in pocket.

This is how I start a watercolor painting. I put lightish washes of color all over the picture, usually wet-in-wet. I've been using my Niji waterbrush for small character study type pictures like this. Also Winsor & Newton watercolors, both Cotman and Artist's.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Monkey's Casual Friday

Here's the inked picture of the proboscis monkey. I went right over my pencil sketch, which was pretty messy so no scan of it.

He's thinking about lunch.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Pig ---> Primate

Another doodle, this time of a bald Japanese monkey, sticks in my mind. So does a drawing of a proboscis monkey. The pig has now become a monkey. Tune in next time for the finished line art.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Carousel of Progress

I thought the progression of a picture might be fun. Today, we have a little drawing that inspired a finished picture. This pig showed up on my page of daily doodles. I kind of liked him, and I hadn't done any color in a while so I decided to try to develop it as a painting. Somewhere along the line, he changed into a different animal. Tune in next time to see what!