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I specialize in digital art, drawing, fine art, painting.
Based on a dream,this is one of two collages designed as mandalas.
This piece is a small step back into a more traditional expression of my artwork. However, this is a digital watercolor using procreate. I’m amazed how it almost feels like real watercolor.
acrylic on canvas. a study of leaves
The hash markings had a powerful meditative and soothing effect on me so I decided to let myself go and continued using the excessive linear markings and patterns throughout this drawing.
Charcoal pencil on paper
For this portrait I used pencil and artist crayon on paper.
This is a somewhat innocuous image but it was meant as an exercise with photo realism. The image is based on a photograph.
This is an illustration for anatomy class. Pencil on poster board
Sketch . Grease pencil on newsprint
Charcoal and pencil on toned paper
I struggled with this piece, as a consequence, I made several iterations because I was never happy with any of the results. I finally decided to post this version.
This is a throwback to the kind of work I was making at the end of the fall last year. Sometimes I just can’t help it but I find myself returning to surrealist works every now and then. This piece is a combination of various techniques: collage, filters, watercolors, ink, drawing and a vector. For this piece I used a lot of my old artwork and pieced these pieces together then repainted and reworked them until I got the effect I wanted. My favorite technique is to paint over drawings With layers of different colors then removing some of the colors with a scratchy digital brush. Interesting effects begin to happen. In the end I find that I’m more interested in the formal qualities of a piece than the content. It is what it is.
Watercolor markers. Quick watercolor sketch.
Charcoal on toned paper.
Quick sketch, oil pastel on paper. Life drawing
I’ve been painting with PROCREATE almost exclusively and enjoying it tremendously. I am constantly playing with visual ideas and it’s so easy to edit and change direction with this software. So when I began this piece I was thinking about the giant Olmec Head sculptures in Mexico but then I found myself thinking about Russian Nesting Dolls. I liked the idea of these heads nested in another head until one reaches the final version of oneself.
I needed a break from the color compositions I’ve been working on these past few weeks. This is a quick digital sketch.
Digital illustration, collage