Snatching up some time in between commissions to revisit that 16-bit redesign from late spring. Lately, my goal has been to incorporate more visual depth into my work – and since I don’t have the option of perspective in a decorative piece like this, I decided to work to build up a fake patina through layering textures. Lots of textures.
I will probably go to Photoshop jail for abuse of textures by the time this is finished.
Favorite photos from a trip to Acadia National Park in Maine. It rained the entire time we were there, which kept us from going on the more demanding trails – but also resulted in a trek on an easier and beautiful trail that ended with this ocean view.
Going to make some serious efforts towards keeping up a regular sketchbook. I love the intimacy and immediacy of sketch pieces and I’ve always wanted to be able to churn them out, so no time like the present to dive right in!
A large-scale commission for a new storefront location for the handmade jewelry designer, Alira Treasures. As this was to be placed in the door of an existing business, it was important to harmonize with the business’ own design and color scheme – yet also manage to draw attention amid a plethora of other promotional material in the area. Having to read well from a distance is a given.
I can honestly say this was the first time I have had to obtain the approval of a feng shui practitioner for a graphic design project.
Finally finished! This is a large-scale piece (for graphite, anyway) intended to push my own understanding of the possibilities and limitations of drawing and the rules of representational art… in other words, I’m breaking basic compositional rules on purpose to see whether there is a way to use the resulting effect. Though it took forever to complete, it was the most fun I had with a drawing in a while and I am seriously considering making this a series.