Sunday, December 15, 2019

11. Stormtrooper.

They never really know what's going on do they? I don't.

10. Jabba the Hutt.

I wasn't originally going to do Jabba the Hutt. I was having trouble selecting characters, but my little sister, Shelby, suggested him and I had to do it. I wanted to make sure he wasn't a bunch of muddy colors, but a fun, bright, slobbery mess. I really love the way he turned out. He's way cuddlier than they make him out to be in the movies!

Friday, December 13, 2019

9. Poe Dameron & BB-8.

The only card to feature two characters: Poe Dameron & BB-8! I had to paint super small to accomplish this, but this is a card I am also super happy with. I loved doing his jacket and his puffy vest and BB-8 looks super cute back there hanging out. Only 6 cards left!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

8. Lando Calrissian.

Lando. The most fashionable person there ever was in his capes. I held a vote to see if people wanted to see old or new Lando and old Lando won. Party.

7. Boba Fett.

I'm not Boba Fett's biggest fan, but for some reason I chose to spend an ungodly amount of time pouring over the details of this bounty hunter. I mean, he's a cool dude, don't get me wrong; he's a true rebel. I don't know, I wanted to get all of the metal and rust spots down. This one is definitely my favorite!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

6. C-3PO.

I find C-3PO to be kind of annoying, but when paired with R2-D2, I love the two of them together. They pair well. Anyway, I was freaking out having to do this gold metal, but I actually like the way it turned out.

5. R2-D2.

If R2-D2 isn't one of the cutest little droids, I don't know who is. I like when he uses that little arm to fix things. If you look at the card, it says Artoo-Deeto, but on a bunch of sites, it says his named is Detoo. Matt jokingly said, "What if this card is worth like $900 and you painted on it?" I'd say that'd be about my luck.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

4. Chewbacca.

The Chewbacca noise has a few different spellings, but I can do it and it's pretty impressive. This was one of the first ones I did that made me realize I could do this set. So, I'm super happy with him!

3. Han Solo.

Han is a real rebel because he does what he wants, but comes in and helps everyone anyway. I'd hang out with Han Solo in the Millennium Falcon.

2. Princess Leia Organa.

I wanted to make Carrie Fisher more illustrative than realistic when I did her for this trading card. I had a good time with her. I definitely wanted to do iconic Leia.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

1. Luke Skywalker.

In honor of the LAST STAR WARS MOVIE OF THE TRILOGY coming out in a mere 15 days, I wanted to do something REALLY special. Back in May, Matt and I took a trip down to Bell Buckle in Tennessee where we wandered around an antique shop. In the back, in a little basket, sat a set of old 1977 vintage Star Wars trading cards. I knew right then that I had to buy them so I could paint mini portraits on the front of the cards.

The back of the cards are super cool because they say stats about the character or talk about a scene. It's like an altered card, but not in the traditional sense. Anyway, I'm doing a series of 15 characters and I'm debuting a new style, too. I feel like this is what I've been working towards my whole life. Definitely want to do more in this style going forward.

It seems fitting I'd do this near the end of this year. I've done a lot of work in different styles and now I'm finally finding my way. It's very illustrative and I can't wait to show each of these pieces off because I feel like they just get better and better.

To Star Wars! Let's kick it off with Luke Skywalker!


Sunday, December 1, 2019

Hodge Podge.

I've done a lot of random work over the last month and I thought I'd just post all of it. The Super Mario piece is neat because I did the pixel Mario and Matt did Metal Mario. The last piece is a special one. A girl I went to high school with asked me to paint a portrait of her best friend's dad. He passed away and she wanted to do something special for her. That was a hard task. The photo was super grainy and you couldn't see any detail, but my friend and her friend absolutely loved it. It was framed and put next to a photo of them. Check out everything below and HAPPY DECEMBER!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

4 Dogs.

This may look like one painting of 4 dogs cut into rectangles like a canine homage to Andy Warhol, but they're actually 4 mini portraits! These little guys come in at 2.5 x 3.5 inches and I was thrilled to do them. Two of these dogs have passed away (the bottom two), but I wanted to bring as much vivid color and life into each of them because that's the best part about art: you can immortalize anything and it has so much value because it's one of a kind and you're the only one that has it, but pets? Pets hold the keys to our heart, man.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Doggies.

A friend of mine asked me to draw her dogs for her and I was way too excited to do it. I've been painting so much lately, that it feels great to get back into drawing. I used to be a strictly drawing-artist and took up the painting because I wasn't good at it. I'm having a great time, but man I miss drawing. So, here are a couple dogs. I WANT TO DO MORE OF IT. I will.


Monday, November 25, 2019

The Clash.

Awhile back, I drew a picture of The Beatles (check it out; it's the last photo in this post) and I had a friend ask me if I could do The Clash in the same style, but bigger. I was READY and EXCITED to tackle the challenge. It's hard to tell, but just like the Beatles, it's bright, bold, glittery, colorful, and metallic. I had so much fun with this and wanted to show my versatility. So, if you want something other than a painting, I got you, fam.



Bubbles.

A good friend of mine asked me to paint a portrait of his dog, Bubbles, and I finished it up not too long ago. I was so excited to send it over. I love how this turned out because Bubbles is really cute and adorable, but then again, I'm pretty sure all pets are. The holidays are coming up and if you're looking for a one-of-a-kind gift, a pet portrait (or any sort of art) is the way to do it! I also wanted to show you some of my process.

33. Bride of Frankenstein.

Elsa Lanchester is the final piece in my 2019 Drawlloween series. I feel like this is honestly one of the best black and white portraits I've done. It has so much life and delicateness. I'm a big fan. I feel like this was my most successful Drawlloween season yet. I improved by leaps and bounds and I can't wait to see where my work continues to go. Thanks for following along if you did! It means a lot!


Friday, November 22, 2019

32. Jack Torrance.

Jack Torrance is a maniac. I love The Shining and I really couldn't do one without the other because Wendy and Jack play off of each other so well. Stanley Kubrick was also a maniac, but hey, it produced some great art. So, my first elaborate background and matching pieces!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

31. Wendy Torrance.

I put all of my energy into doing this painting. LOOK AT THE DETAILS! LOOK AT THE FACE! I gave it my all. I didn't even breathe when I pulled the lines for the background. One of the best. Plus, huge fan of The Shining. Tomorrow's piece is an accompanying part. Get ready.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

30. Captain Spaulding.

This will probably be the last time I do a Captain Spaulding so I wanted to make it the best I possibly could. This is for all the fried chicken and Tutti Fruiti. May he rest in peace. To Sid Haig. The man with the grease paint.


Monday, November 18, 2019

29. The Joker.

The love I have for Heath Ledger and his portrayal of the Joker knows no bounds. So, of course I had to do a colored version of the Joker for this run during Drawlloween. I've been using this Turner Acryl gouache from Japan. It's so vibrant.