Friday, March 8, 2013

Wif a li'l bi' o' luck!

SO! I found a rather great Sherlock model! It just so happened to be the guy who came to model for my painting class, in a bizarre turn of events. So not only did I get to take some pictures of him, but I got to paint him for 12 hours of class time!

And here it is! Now, try to reserve judgment, I did my best, and these are just pictures I took with my phone-- the first picture is a bit truer to the actual colors.

I still need to finish the shirt and fix up the background. My oil painting skills are still not where I'd like them to be, but I feel like I've improved tremendously since I last tried. Or at the very least I enjoy it a LOT more. It could have something to do with listening to Harry Potter 7 while painting...

Also, even if I haven't been producing any new pieces for the Sherlock show, I sketch him ev-er-y-where! In my notes for other classes, on the church programs, and of course in my sketchbook. I feel like I'm getting to know him rather well, even though he varies slightly from sketch to sketch.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

I hope you know it.

Ya know, to be honest, there aren't many T shirts I'm willing to spend more than about $10 on. (Exceptions include Johnny Depp featured as a pirate, but little else.)
So I know it's a bit rich of me to ask people to vote for my T shirt design that will end up costing around $15 or so.
YOU CAN ENTER TO WIN THIS T SHIRT FOR FREEEE!! So cool, right? Winners are picked at random, and you only have to enter your email so they can send you advertisements for their products, but guess what? You can cancel those as soon as you have or haven't won the T shirt!

So. Just sayin'. You really have nothing to lose by helping me to earn money off of my art, which will not only give me the spring-board funds I'll need after I graduate, but help me and others believe in themselves.
Vote here.
And here are some behind the scenes pictures, since you took the trouble to be kind and read this:
Final "Seal" design. I wanted it to look like a stamp,
with a bit of wear and tear from all the times its been used.

Original sketch. I always tend to make my faces really long, especially the noses.
Thanks! And more to come VERY soon on Sherlock!