August Speedpaintings (in September)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Three speedpaintings from last month that I forgot to post.


Photo reference: Hong Ly


Photo reference: Marcus J Ranum


Photo reference: Hong Ly

Four Speedpaintings

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Four new speedpaintings! One of these I painted a few months ago, but forgot to post it until now. The others were painted last week.


Photo reference: Nichelle Nolan


Photo reference: Jessica Truscott


Photo reference: Marcus J Ranum

365 Pages: Week 52 (The End)

Monday, December 30, 2013

This being my final week of the year, it seemed proper to revisit the drawings I did in week 1 and week 2, and do them again — but this time with an entire year of drawing mileage behind me.

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Photo Credit: Marcus J Ranum

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Photo Credit: Nichelle Nolan

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Photo Credit: Hong Ly / Tofu Girls

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Photo Credit: Marcus J Ranum

And for my final painting of the year, an encore of my most viewed set of paintings, thanks to a Kotaku feature from back in November. Seeing as I did the first two, I couldn’t just let the third go unfinished:

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And that was my 2013, one day at a time. Thank you for watching!

This won’t be the end of new artwork from me, not by a long shot. I’ll still be painting and making artwork, just not as frequently. What I really want to do is apply some of these new art styles to larger projects — ones that require more than just one day’s worth of time! But I don’t want to give up painting for painting’s sake. I think I’ll always want to keep making art, even if it isn’t “for” anything.

If there’s anything this project has taught me, it’s that it’s not actually that hard to just sit down and paint, and finishing a painting doesn’t take nearly as much time as you think it does. Or at least, it doesn’t have to. So just sit down and paint already.

I’ve already got next year’s projects planned out, but they won’t be quite as public as this year’s. (I’ll enjoy having some creative privacy, without the pressure of having to deliver something every week.) But when I have things to show, I’ll post about them here, and on Twitter and Facebook and wherever else.

Anyway, we made it through 2013! See you next year!

365 Pages: Week 46 (Video Game Pulp Covers)

Monday, November 18, 2013

One more week of video game pulp paperback covers — I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to do another set of these. I suppose it’s fitting that three of these are sequels/prequels to games in last week’s set.

Photo reference by Hong Ly.

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365 Pages: Week 44 (Pulp Covers)

Monday, November 4, 2013

More pulp covers! This is a fun style to paint. I could easily spend the rest of the year doing these, and I’ve only got eight weeks to go. We’ll see if any other topics pique my interest in the next two months — as we approach the final weeks, I’ll have to be much more selective with how I spend the remaining time.

Photo reference by Hong Ly (characterdesigns.com), book titles and author names from the Random Romantic Book Title Generator and Random Pen Name Generator.

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