Here’s another mini-portrait on the back of a business card (my niche). It was modeled after a photo of Bill Murray from the web (photo credit to Ben Margo – AP). The business card, being so narrow, makes me tend to elongate heads. So, it ends up not looking a heckuva lot like Bill Murray (sorry, dude). Here are the process shots…
Another miniature portrait on the back of a business card. This time, during lunch at work. Good thing I can shut my door. It’s my Uncle Tommy.
Boy, twins are a lot of work! The lack of output here on this blog is mostly due to the business (read, busy-ness) of taking care of infant identical twin girls. Oh, but do I love them immensely! I wouldn’t trade the experience for the world, or all the art in it.
I do, however, use that as a crutch… an excuse of sorts because I am able to do some things in short spurts. For example:
This was done in about 15-20 minutes, just after the boys had their baths and were watching TV before bed time, so there are opportunities for me to be creative. I just have to resolve to take advantage of them.
Anyway, I think I may have found a niche here. I could offer to paint quick, 5-15 minute, miniature portraits on the backs of business cards for a small sum – free shipping, of course. Set up a website, draw some traffic. Yeah, maybe so. Thoughts?
I’ve been sick with the flu for almost a week now. Laid up in bed, sleeping, watching lots of House of Cards on Netflix (great show, by the way). Anyway, it’s my first day back at work, and what do I do during lunch? Yup… draw.
I saw this funny-face photo of Jay Carney online a couple weeks ago and saved it to my phone. Today, while watching yet another episode of House of Cards, I thought I’d whip out my old business cards and start doodlin’. And here’s what happened…
Been a while, eh? Very busy, that’s all.
Meanwhile, I’ve been working on another miniature portrait of a coworker on the back of one of my old business cards. I have an entire studio in my basement, but never, EVER, get down there, and this little cards are perfect for watercolor. Portable, too, which is great for carrying around in my backpack with the Koi watercolor set and my waterbrush pens. Just great for creating-on-the-go.
So… here’s Rick. I think I’m gonna give this one to him. Can’t quite get the nerve up to hand out the others.
I think I might be done with these back-of-a-business-card portraits. They’re so fun, though, and I have SO many left (business cards). Anyway, here’s Randy. Oh, and they still don’t know… shhhhh…
Seems I’m recycling here, huh? Hey! I’m a green artist! Yeeeeaaahhh… OK, maybe not. But…
I spend a lot of time on the phone some days. This morning is like that. Finished my cup of Joe earlier… nothing else to do at the moment… so, hey, I’ll mess with the cup s’more.
Why do I draw Einstein? He’s on my desktop background…
Messed around again during lunch in the sketchbook. I’ve gotta graduate to making stuff I can put on the walls, huh? Just not very practical during lunch, which is really the only time I get to do these kinds of things. Ooohh… bring a portable art studio with me to work! Maybe… just maybe.
Meanwhile, the latest: Some girl…
Last year I printed out a few black and white photos from the web that I thought would be neat to draw. This was one. I’ve started following a very talented sketchbook artist on Tumblr, who inspired me to attempt what he does: portraiture with a ballpoint pen. Mission accomplished… sort of.
I think I did a pretty good job with the ballpoint part, but, as always, I can’t leave well enough alone. Well, here’s what happened:
I started adding black watercolor, so it was all black & white for a while, then I got bored with that. It needed some color, so I just went crazy. Not too terribly disappointed with the outcome, I must say. Catches the eye, doesn’t it? 🙂
The sketch from the last post, but with some color this time.