Sunday, December 11, 2016

Happy Holidays!!!

In the spirit of the season I am giving a 20% discount on all my art & gifts til Jan. 3, 2017.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Pumpkin Carving-Halloween Time_5

Happy Halloween! 
That means…pumpkin carving fun! Here's this years pumpkin 2017, a wicked witch to help handout candy to the neighborhood children. Wishing everyone a fun filled holiday!

I wanted to try something different this year and expand my horizon. I wanted to do a smooth face, peeling hair and to add more detail in the eyes. 

I started with some basic eyes and then blocked out the nose. Then worked in the cheeks as I carved the mouth, teeth and had to go back and finish up the detail in the eyes. The hair was difficult because I kept peeling the pumpkin skin off - so when trying this you really need to definitely watch your strength with it.  

She's going to look great outside with a couple glow sticks inside. Hope you enjoyed this years pumpkin - - Happy Halloween!!!_Shaun.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Celebrity Painting

This is my latest painting of one of my all time favorite films. This is acrylic on canvas (40" x 30") and here is the main thing I wanted to accomplish.

I wanted to create a likeness to the celebrity by not copying a photograph - to create an original image.

I did use many references most had nothing to do with the celebrity, but with some creativity I had started to hone in on the image that I wanted to create. I needed a pose that would be recognizable but different enough that people would realize that it was something new. This celebrity is famous for his glare and wanted to capture that look without an odd angle or expression.
I started with his face and ended up moving his eyes several different positions to get the look I wanted to achieve. I soon finished with blocking in a background and having fade out with dripping paint, because I like the painterly look and feel. Check out the final painting on my website or facebook page.

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