Saturday, March 27, 2010

Magus Color Fusion

Work finished on 3-24.

A large amount of fill-in on the background semi-circle, a grey chalk for the negative space surrounding the sun-rays.
The evening after the piece was finally finished came a good amount of rain.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Magus Color Elements

Continuing work from 3-19-10

The Magus


As part of the tarot project, this is a concept piece for the Magus, card 1 (Magician). The first chance I've had to draw at Market and 15th in months. The figure is modeled on an earlier painting. It more or less grew out of the idea of doing a foreshortened hand, reaching toward the viewer.
In the beautful run of spring weather lately, it was a great drawing day. Though the location is especially windy, and the street level dust and exhaust can be bothersome, the surface and space are excellent.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Nouveau Profile Colorwash

From the day 3-10

The rain washed away the face and faded the colors. I redrew the profile and rather enjoy the cloudy/smear effect. Not having a chance yet to do anything with the circular area in the design creates a certain compositional tension.

Nouveau Profile

From the day 3-9-10. In the afternoon I was at 20th and Valencia working on this new piece. The way the weather has been so unpredictable lately, I have been looking for a stretch of a few dry days to get some drawing in. Yesterday was a bizarre bit of weather: Cloudy...sun...rain...sun...cold and cloudy...sun and rain simultaneously...HAIL!...rain...sun and rainbow.
I made use of the sunlight that was available and drew a woman's profile, with colorful wavy hair trailing behind. Very art nouveau in principle. It was a cold, windy day. Luckily I had a couple friends that came to hang out, playing a little guitar and singing. And stretching the legs with a bit of hacky sack.
By the time the light was disappearing, I had made good progress but my fingers were frozen.
Went to the usual Muddy Waters afterwards to warm up and hang out for a bit with my comic illustrator friend.
Into the evening, theres been a fair amount of rain; this throws into doubt whether this piece will remain by tomorrow.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Graphic Eyes

Having a mad urge to go out and get some drawing done lately, I swooped on it today with this simple glyph. Having a couple hours sunlight to work with, I got up to the sidewalk at Market and Dolores, in front of the sign for Pet Food Express.