Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Continuation of my Self Portrait

I could say that this piece is coming along. Although I haven't painted in a while, I sure missed it. Hopefully by next week, I shall be done with this piece. I feel that in some places I went too watery and too dark, but that shall be fixed tomorrow.

Bermuda, a trip that I will never forget...

Being the first of our cruises yet to come, Bermuda was a perfect destination to go to. The first thing that I saw of Bermuda was how colorful the island was. You could see pink, blue, green, grey, and yellow houses. It made the country all the more welcoming as we pulled into the port of Hamilton. There were beautiful sights everywhere, the beaches were something that you had to see for yourself. You can say that I am officially spoiled by the beaches that the tropics have to offer, compared to the polluted waters of the New York City.
However, the craftsmanship of the boats and houses was something that I wanted to capture when I decided to draw out the landscape that Bermuda has to offer. I wish I could have applied a bit of color, but that could be for later.

The Atlanta Backyard

I was surprised to see how much Atlanta had that we New Yorkers don't. Nature, for instance, is something that I find inspiration for in most cases, when it comes to art. Atlanta had a lot of that, and I'm sure glad I saw it.
This particular drawing is actually my uncle's neighbor's backyard. The heat down in Georgia was something massive, so in order for me to draw outside, I had to be underneath a garage door, unless I wanted to be cooked alive. I wanted to add more colors, but this is the result.

The Atlanta Trip

Nowadays, airlines always want to rip you off, especially when it comes to baggage. This particular airline called "SPIRIT" was one of those airlines. However, we did get to our destination safely, and thats what counts.
We had to make two connections from New York City to Atlanta; From N.Y.C. to Myrtle Beach, then from Myrtle Beach to Atlanta. It took us almost all day to get there, but hey....
Therefore, in Myrtle Beach International Airport, I decided to draw the next plane that we had to board for Atlanta. This one was particularly hard, because of the perspective and all. It was something to pass the time.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Self Portrait Part IV

I had a really good day today with this piece. Glad I sort of fixed my forehead, that pink spot was really bothering me. I also started on my eyebrows and eyes, and I'm real happy the way they came out as well. I know I know, I'm a bit of slow painter, but I have a feeling that once I get to the cheeks, it'll become faster. God I can't wait!!
Not sure if I will post tomorrow or for the next few days, but hopefully I will get some drawing done. Got loads to do, but I'm getting attached with this piece. Wonder why......

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Self Portrait Part III

Hey guys, it's been a while I know! But over the course of a couple of days, I came up with this. Yes, I know I'm a bit of a slow painter when it comes to gouache. You sort of have to be patient with it in my case. However, I decided to work in sections, focusing only on the color/shade of that section. I'm still having trouble with the area of my forehead, but feel free to comment!