August 4, 2013
Chinese City Mountains
2ish hours. Cheap acrylic on 16x20 canvas.
1 August 2013
My friend Renée came over again, and while she went for more cool space stuff to paint, i got more antiquated ideas. This idea came from those cool pillar mountains in China, and what if there were cities in those mountains? In the future, maybe flying cars and spaceships could dock there. The higher altitudes would probably be home to the more aristocratic echelons, while the lower reaches would be more crowded and dirtier. There’s definitely a lot more that could be done with this concept than i just shoved out in a couple hours of lighthearted painting.
I aimed for a traditional Chinese painting style (which i didn’t fully mimic), in an effort to contrast some subtle futurism.

Photo taken with an old iPhone 3GS, so that’s why the quality is super bad.

Chinese City Mountains

2ish hours. Cheap acrylic on 16x20 canvas.

1 August 2013

My friend Renée came over again, and while she went for more cool space stuff to paint, i got more antiquated ideas. This idea came from those cool pillar mountains in China, and what if there were cities in those mountains? In the future, maybe flying cars and spaceships could dock there. The higher altitudes would probably be home to the more aristocratic echelons, while the lower reaches would be more crowded and dirtier. There’s definitely a lot more that could be done with this concept than i just shoved out in a couple hours of lighthearted painting.

I aimed for a traditional Chinese painting style (which i didn’t fully mimic), in an effort to contrast some subtle futurism.

Photo taken with an old iPhone 3GS, so that’s why the quality is super bad.

July 18, 2013

Small Milky Way

Around 3-5 hours. I was with a friend and didn’t really keep track of time. This is cheap acrylic paint on a small 4x5 canvas.

11 July 2013

It had been quite a while since i’d painted, and then my friend Renée came over and painted with me! She painted a supernova, and i painted the Milky Way (more specifically the galactic core which is so flipping cool). We also watched The Blue Planet on Netflix which was also super cool.

I recently finished a total reorganization of my room, and now it’s much more open, and i have so much more room to paint and stuff. So i’ll probably start doing that more often now!

The top picture is the color-corrected and cropped version, the bottom picture is the non-cropped version whose colors aren’t true-to-life.

January 20, 2013
Marni in the Winter
1 hour, what might best be described as brown wrapping paper, chalk.
4 December 2011
And that’s the last of the finished portraits so far! I’m going to try to do some more art and upload that soon. More portraits probably. Maybe some old sketches.

Marni in the Winter

1 hour, what might best be described as brown wrapping paper, chalk.

4 December 2011

And that’s the last of the finished portraits so far! I’m going to try to do some more art and upload that soon. More portraits probably. Maybe some old sketches.

January 20, 2013

Elena Portrait

5.5 hours, 16x20 canvas, acrylic paint.

3 December 2011

This here is the first portrait of my 15 Portraits 30 Days project i failed spectacularly back in December 2011. I’m uploading these old things despite my feelings about cell-phone pictures. More to come!

January 20, 2013
5th of 15 Portraits
About 5 minutes, cardboard, chalk.
20 January 2012
I did it. This one looks like the person it’s supposed to be. This is in a more minimal style because when i tried for a full on thing (the previous post), the subtleties of the face just escaped me.
6th portrait to come later! I think that one will be a painting, so of course you all are going to have to wait like 3 years for that. ;)

5th of 15 Portraits

About 5 minutes, cardboard, chalk.

20 January 2012

I did it. This one looks like the person it’s supposed to be. This is in a more minimal style because when i tried for a full on thing (the previous post), the subtleties of the face just escaped me.

6th portrait to come later! I think that one will be a painting, so of course you all are going to have to wait like 3 years for that. ;)

January 16, 2013
Dramatic Face
About 4 hours, cardboard, chalk.
20 December 2012
Okay so it’s been a little bit since i actually finished this. The length of time it took me is an estimate, and so is the date. Sorry about that!
This was supposed to be one of my 15 Portraits that i’ve got to do, but it didn’t end up looking like the woman it was supposed to look like. So i’ve got to try again. There were just certain subtleties that i failed to capture the first time around. I might try again with a different medium, or retry the chalk. We’ll see!

Dramatic Face

About 4 hours, cardboard, chalk.

20 December 2012

Okay so it’s been a little bit since i actually finished this. The length of time it took me is an estimate, and so is the date. Sorry about that!

This was supposed to be one of my 15 Portraits that i’ve got to do, but it didn’t end up looking like the woman it was supposed to look like. So i’ve got to try again. There were just certain subtleties that i failed to capture the first time around. I might try again with a different medium, or retry the chalk. We’ll see!

December 13, 2012
Old Friends
5 hours, 8x10” canvas board, acrylic paint.
13 December 2012
This is a gift for my Reddit Secret Santa. I can’t say much more than that since it hasn’t yet been shipped! More information might be forthcoming in the future. Maybe!

Old Friends

5 hours, 8x10” canvas board, acrylic paint.

13 December 2012

This is a gift for my Reddit Secret Santa. I can’t say much more than that since it hasn’t yet been shipped! More information might be forthcoming in the future. Maybe!