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Impressionistic Selfie

I took this selfie of me wearing my daughters glasses.  (I wear glasses, but they’re nowhere near as cool as hers)  I really wanted to paint the other night, and I only had about 30-45 minutes to do it in, so I got my acrylics and a 6″ x 9″ watercolor pad and settled on that selfie.

I painted loosely, mostly dabbling the paint on and mixing it on the paper.  I fought the urge to render, and I was pleased with the effect of painting so loosely.  It’s a really rewarding way to paint.  Reminded me of rotoscoping… well, sort of.

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I have been busy! Seems I posted last in July of last year. Holy cow! Well, not much has happened in the way of art, other than doodlings and sketches here and there. I’ll see about going back and capturing some of that, then posting it later on. Meanwhile, this happened at lunch today with a Micron 005 pen on the back of one of my old business cards.

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Faye

Carl (last post) was so fun, I thought it would be neat to draw the rest of the crew at work. My job title changed a few months ago and I’ve been holding on to my old business cards ever since. I didn’t want to throw them away, although I should have. Such a hoarder! 🙂 Anyway, now I’ve got at least a hundred little canvases (or should that be canvii?). Best get to work. Here’s Faye.

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Carl

A salesman cold-called me yesterday and gave me his business card. I dislike cold-calls. I was just about to toss the card when I thought I might be able to use it some other way. I flipped it over, and just before the end of my day at work, I did a 5-minute sketch of Carl (dude here at work). Who knew the backs of business cards would take watercolor so well?

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Courtney Flores

The next page in the Sketchbook Project, Ms. Courtney Flores, a wonderful Bay Area theater costume designer. Thanks for following me on Twitter, Courtney!

This was done in acrylic in a loose brush style with lots of paint. Doesn’t quite do the photo justice, so sorry ’bout that Courtney. I’m having fun with it, though.

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