I like drawing bears and I imagine it would be fun to ride one but the truth is that bears probably don't like to be ridden. They would most likely want to have you for a snack if you tried getting on their back. But this bear is a nice bear and only eats berries and fish, no children.
I tried abstracting the shape of the head and body just a little bit to give it a more cartoony appearance. I think it still looks like pretty proportionate owl. I also made the eyes looking to the side to give it some character.
I like drawing on toned paper with graphite and white pencil.
I am trying something that will hopefully keep this blog updated on a somewhat more normal schedule than what I have been previously doing.
I have been experimenting with photoshop doing quick, gestural paintings and I will try and post them here every Thursday. This is my first attempt to keep this blog updated on a regular basis..
Here is St. Pietro Church in Rome. I went to Italy on a study abroad last year and this was one of many great buildings that I saw.
Painting in this style is somewhat new for me. I enjoy laying down thick layers of paint and being able to correct mistakes by simply painting over it. Although, it is easy to get caught up in tiny details. I have to frequently zoom out of my image to make sure the composition is looking ok.
A couple paintings I did last week in photoshop. Most of the illustrations I've done have a specific style with strong outlines and light use of paint and color. I thought it would be fun to try something a little different, so I layed the paint down pretty thick. Photoshop makes it easy to paint in many different styles. I will most likely try this style again in the future.