Wednesday, December 2, 2009

More Limited Palette

I've been having fun playing around with limited palette paintings. I enjoy how well-unified it can make a piece, while still maintaining a plausible feel to the colors. I was inspired to try this after reading an old post in James Gurney's blog.

The first is just a google image search squirrel study. In the second, I wanted to see if I could get the blue in Superman's costume to look blue without using blue (in fact, the "blue" is actually a grey in the red part of the spectrum). The third is just a creature sketch from my imagination. The fourth is a sketch from a photo of me in my halloween costume (i was dressed in a chiton as an ancient greek).

Here's a caricature I did of Jason Seiler for a contest, also using a limited palette:

I'm fairly pleased with how it turned out. I invented the lighting situation compared to the reference to give it a more interesting mood and atmosphere.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Some New Stuff

Beth and I!

This was a painting from my imagination in photoshop. I wanted to try using a limited palette with a square brush.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A couple of recent sketchbook pages:

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


A quick squirrel sketch in photoshop:

And some head sketches from my sketchbook:

Monday, August 17, 2009

Hello, World!

I'm going to kick this blog off with some recent work, mostly caricatures. Tune in for more :)