Bluebird: #1

Ok. I have excuses. This is a painting of a bluebird. First things first: it’s awful. Ok. Fine. Now that the self defeatism is done with: what can I learn? Well, three big things jump out at me: 1. The composition is flat flat flat. I liked the effect I got with one of the…… Continue reading Bluebird: #1

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

The next painting in the series of bird paintings for my friends Tyler and Shanti is a Red-Bellied Woodpecker. I LOVE seeing this guy show up at my bird feeder, so I was pretty excited to paint him. One thing – in case you don’t know. The red-bellied woodpecker has a red head, yes. But…… Continue reading Red-Bellied Woodpecker

Barred Owl: #1-4

My friends Tyler and Shanti asked me to paint some pictures of birds for them. I agreed to do so, as long as they agreed to just tell me that the final paintings were good, regardless of their true quality. (Kidding, I didn’t make them agree to anything.) The first (largest) painting they wanted was…… Continue reading Barred Owl: #1-4

Buttermilk Falls: #3

I hate this painting. No… I loathe this painting. This painting actually made me mad at it when I was finished last night, because I knew it was ruined as soon as I laid down the first wash in the sky. I kept going likes dummy, hoping it would somehow fix itself. It didn’t. I…… Continue reading Buttermilk Falls: #3

Sansa at the Window: #1

Well, after all that work, I can’t say I’m exactly happy with how this came out. But, there are some things in here that I’m proud of. The thing I don’t like, unfortunately, is the cat. The left shoulder doesn’t look connected to the right shoulder, and that disruption is enough to make it feel…… Continue reading Sansa at the Window: #1

It’s all part of the journey

I have to remind myself over and over… you are only a year and a half into this. I’m a sophomore in high school… I should expect to paint like I’m sixteen. I have been running into a slew Of failed painting again. I’m not sure why exactly. For some reason I’m no where near…… Continue reading It’s all part of the journey

Glitter War: Studies

My Brother asked me to paint a picture for his daughter like the illustrations I did recently. I’m pretty intimidated to paint something for him to be honest, because he is such a talented and accomplished artist. (Did I mention he’s the lead VFX artist for Epic’s Fortnite?) Anyway, I took him up on it…… Continue reading Glitter War: Studies