Here's a new piece I'm working on. It is inspired by wish trees I saw in the Republic of Georgia. These trees are usually found near sacred places and people tie handkerchieves and pieces of cloth to tree branches while making a wish.
By far my favourite hand that I've ever drawn. All of the anatomy courses I took taught by Scott Eaton are paying off. :)
Last night I felt like doodling. The doodle turned into a sketch. The sketch turned into a photo. And then I thought I can doodle over it with digital brushes and that turned into this. For now, I call it "Fireflies." Still working on the face and other details, so keep on checking back for updates here and on my Facebook page.
Last May I participated in a live illustration performance at Paris College of Art. Moments before the performance started, I found out that my friend and colleague, Robert Miller passed away. I was too distraught to do the performance, but Rob loved digital illustration, so I pulled myself together and drew for him.
Here are a few video stills from that night (courtesy of PCA). I also just received their beautiful catalogue (thank you PCA) and found my illustration and photos in it.
I started work on a new "secret" series. Once I have enough new paintings, I'll reveal what it is. In the meantime, here is a sneak peak of a work in progress. With this new series, I am also experimenting with a new way of working which looks something like this:
Step 1: Type the idea using iPad notes
Step 2: Image research
Step 3: DIGITAL sketch
Step 4: Pencil underdrawing
Step 5: Painting (gouache and ink and gold pigment where applicable)
Step 6: Digitise the unfinished image and experiment in Photoshop (the image above is at this stage)
Step 7: Back to painting (using the digital experiment as a guide) until it's complete
Back to work now! :D
I had a fun time at the Alliance Française French Film Festival - photographic the opening night and a master class given by the French film director Benoît Jacquot. Click on the images to see the photo albums.