Friday, April 1, 2016

Where I work...

Well here it is.  This is where the magic happens.  On the right I have my trusty computer.  Dual screens so I can watch a movie and still see what I'm painting on the other screen.  Yes those are Battle Beasts at the bottom of my monitor.  Some of my most prized positions.  The coffee cup fits perfectly under my Nespresso machine.  Custom made by a buddy at work.  Skratch cookie mix for those midnight cravings.  The wood box was made by my son and on loan to me.  Legos were what was left over from some totes I'd brought home one day.  Super glue cause it fixes everything.  Canon printer get's used every once and awhile.   And last but not least my 2012 Oktoberfest mug for all my pens and brushes.

Where the magic happens.  Yes those are Battle Beasts.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Bike caricatures

Think this is my next thing.

Test two of watercolor paints.

The last two projects I've done with different watercolor paints. The first was my tried and trued Crayolas. The second was some pastel shaded paints I picked up from hobby lobby.

So I started this painting a few weeks before Easter. I thought the pastel colors made sense.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Gonna squeeze one last one in right before the wire...or ball drops.

Someone posted this photo to VW Buses on Facebook.  I thought it would make a great painting.  So I needed a Christmas exchange gift for someone, so I whipped it out this morning.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Finishing up the last project of the year...

This one's been around for awhile.  Probably since mid summer I've had a partial sketch done.  It got put away when I got some commissions.  After I finished the last three cannondales I pulled this one back out.  I always wonder how to paint a flat color.  I think it came out well.

yes....more Cannondales...

Got a commission to do three...not one or two but three Cannondales for a customer.

Little side project...

I've been building up a fat bike the last few weeks.  I've been thinking about getting a custom top cap since I worked out it's name.  The Purple People Eater.  Here's a few of the rough sketches I did initially.

After researching the custom top cap I came up with these designs to fit into the constraints of there top cap template.  

Then I rendered a few of them in Photoshop...because...well it's what I do.

Sent the design away and got this little jewel in the mail...