Thursday, May 31, 2018

Last Picture Before Surgery

I hope very much that this is not my last picture ever. I go in to have heart surgery in a few hours. "Fire Dragon", 4 1/2 x 10 1/2, Acrylic and Prowhite on Canson board. Original and prints available. Picture 23.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Japanese Brush Painting Inspired

Not quite the same as the print inspired pictures but still fun. I normally don't like landscapes but doingthem this way I can enjoy. "View of the Bay", roughly 6 1/2 x 10 1/2, Acrylic and Prowhite on Canson board. Original and prints available. Picture 22.



Sunday, May 27, 2018

Still Makeing Japanese Art

Well, Balticon was not great but was not bad, I sold several pieces so I need to make more already. "Ghost Gryffon", 6 x 14, Acrylic and Prowhite on Canson board. Original and prints available. Picture 21.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Last One

OK, this is the last picture for Balticon. "Queen of the Night", about 9 x 16 (I forgot to measure it), Acrylic and Micron pen on Matt board. Original SOLD, prints available. Picture 20.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

More Japanese

Maybe my last picture before Balticon, hope not my last ever. Not the greatest photo, may get a new one if the sun is out tomorrow. "Wind", 10 x 20, Acrylic, watercolor colored pencil, ProWhite, Prisma color and Micron pen on Canson board. Original SOLD, prints available. Picture 19.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Japanese Spirit

I had 2 ideas for this picture and after asking others what I should do, I tried several times and several poses and then tried the second idea...nether worked. Then I thought about different spirits from Japanese mythos. The Tengu is a complex and confusing spirit as it is derived from a word for dog, but was a bird spirit. So, I decided to do a bird with a spirit face to go with this flower. "Tengu Bird Spirit with Flower", 9 x 17, Acrylic, watercolor colored pencil, ProWhite and Micron pen on Canson board. Original and prints available. Picture 18.





Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Steampunk Veiw

I have a "frame" that looks like a porthole and so I decided to do a picture specifically with that in mind. But not from a ships porthole, but from an Airships. "Veiw From Porthold 3", 7 inch diameter circle, Acrylic and ProWhile on Canson board. Original SOLD, prints available. Picture 17.

 
Here it is in the frame.
 
 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Favorite Subject

I love bats and finding Japanese style bats to inspire me is not as easy as I would think. I also love Luna moths, so putting the two in this picture was great fun. Night pictures are not uncommon in classical Japanese prints, so this idea was not hard to come up with. "Out of the Dark", 6 x 12, Acrylic, ProWhite and Micron pen on matt board. Original SOLD, prints available. Picture 16.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Another Japanese Gryffon

The color is a bit off but here is the latest picture for Balticon/Pennsic/whatever, Leopard Hawk Gryffon", 7 1/2 x 13 1/2, Acrylic, watercolor colored pencil, Micron pen and ProWhite on Canson board. Original SOLD, prints available. picture 15.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Circular Art

Many years ago I did a pictured called "Steal Koi" and I have always wanted to do another similar themed picture. I got a round frame and bout a domed glass for it and decided that is what the new koi picture would be done to fit in. So here is "Mystic Koi", 7 1/2 diameter circle, Acrylic, Watercolor colored pencil, ProWhite and Micron pen on Canson board. Original and prints available. Picture 14.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Tiny and Fast

I got inspired late last night and did the sketch and was able to do the inking and color today. This is "Tiny Wagtail Gryffon", 3 1/2 x 10 (roughly), Acrylic and Micron pen on Canson board. Original SOLD,  prints available. Picture 13.
 
 

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Finally More Art

Not sure how much more I will get done before Balticon and before my surgery. But at least I have one more picture. "Drummer Boy" inspired by a traditional Japanese print, 8 x 14, Acrylic, watercolor colored pencil, ProWhite and Micron pen on Canson board. Original and prints available. Picture 12.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Ram and Knot Coronet

Here is the finished coronet for the set of baroness' who commissioned first their coronets for when they were landed and now wanting these for their personal coronets. I love how this looks, but pictures just do not do it justice. "Ram and Knot Coronet", 22 1/4, Acrylic and fake half pearls on leather. 11