Saturday, September 25, 2010

WIP Nude in a Wing back Chair

It has been ages since I tried a nude. I was looking through Lempicka's work and trying to get a sense of her cubism planes in both her figure distortion and fabric draping. I was sketching using her "Portrait of Madame M" when the left side of my brain went numb and the right side saw a nude. This is my rough in sketch done in Graphitint pencil.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Dog Pile by Alma Lee, First Place in the American Art Awards

I got the announcement late last night. My paintings "Dog Pile" and "Party Animals" won at the 2010 annual American Art Award show.
Dog Pile took 1st Place in the Cubism Category and Party Animals came in 2nd in the Pen, Ink, and Pencil category. The annual contest is judged by judges from 25 of some of the countries top galleries. It is a great show, take some time and see the extraordinary art coming from this nations artists. It is truly inspiring! 2010 American Art Awards

Dog Pile
1st Place: Cubism

Party Animals
2nd Place: Pen Ink and Pencil

Thursday, September 2, 2010

How to Achieve Full Color Saturation with Color Pencils Demo

I have had several requests for this link in recent months so I decided to repost it here. I am often asked "how do you do that kind of saturation of color with color pencils?" It really is a rather simple technique, but requires a bit of patience, and a chunk of time. So sit back and relax a bit, enjoy the ride and explore just how far color pencils can take you. Here is the link:
How to Achieve Full Saturation with Color Pencil ESBQ live.