today's work

This is one of the figure drawings from the Croquis Cafe, a free online figure drawing resource.  I've been drawing from it almost every day.  This was today's best effort.

This is one of the figure drawings from the Croquis Cafe, a free online figure drawing resource.  I've been drawing from it almost every day.  This was today's best effort.

I painted this figure from a magazine photo, and was interested in trying to make the marks to describe the background.  I spend lots of time with the figures, but am just now learning about rendering the surroundings.

I painted this figure from a magazine photo, and was interested in trying to make the marks to describe the background.  I spend lots of time with the figures, but am just now learning about rendering the surroundings.

Again, an image cribbed from Cassanda Jean, done in watercolor and Sharpie marker.  It's interesting that Sharpie is totally waterproof (although I realized today that it's not alcohol-proof, as the copic markers will totally smear it around).

Again, an image cribbed from Cassanda Jean, done in watercolor and Sharpie marker.  It's interesting that Sharpie is totally waterproof (although I realized today that it's not alcohol-proof, as the copic markers will totally smear it around).

I've been enjoying the artwork in a graphic novel called Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, which is illustrated by Cassandra Jean, a fantastic comic book artist.  I have been very interested in finding out what kinds of materials can be used to create different marks and images, so I imitated this example trying out lots of different things, including copic markers, gouache, and india ink.

I've been enjoying the artwork in a graphic novel called Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, which is illustrated by Cassandra Jean, a fantastic comic book artist.  I have been very interested in finding out what kinds of materials can be used to create different marks and images, so I imitated this example trying out lots of different things, including copic markers, gouache, and india ink.