Sunday, December 23, 2012

Mountain lake speed painting #1

Going to try to do these everyday

here is the first one.....had A LOOOOT of trouble with this one =P

1 hour

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Self Portrait

We learned how to do glazes in class and had to do a self portrait. I'm happy with the glaze, not so much the structure.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Color wheel

We had to create a color wheel design for my color theory class. Here it is, spent around 20 hours on it, definitely could have made it better, but ran out of time.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Acrylic Tree

A failed painting + throwing globs of paint on the canvas + weird tree = O_o

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sketches from school

Just a few quick sketches I did before class, nothing fancy. Messed up on the tree, oh well. The duck was difficult. Girl was feeding it and it kept moving.


Monday, September 3, 2012

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Back to speed painting

2 days till school! Decided to squeeze in a little 30 minute speed painting.




I learned that tools are hard. blahhh

Sunday, August 26, 2012


Been a while since I've posted on here, been busy with life. School is starting in week, so I figured I would get a little practice in since it's been a while. Realized after doing this that I am getting rusty. Going to have to stop being lazy and start doing these more.

Perspective is way off, especially on the green puck. Learned that round objects in perspective are hard if you just try to eyeball it. (which is what I did). Lighting is also off. siiighhhh

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Overall I think it turned out ok. Contrast could use some work. It's also a little messed up in a few areas.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Fun with watercolors

Decided to start painting again, made this thistle and tree thingy. Perspectives and things are off, but they were fun to make. especially the thistle. Went a little splatter happy with it.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Beach Doodle

Went to the beach and did a quick doodle of this skim boarder.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Water Tree

Yeeeeeah, was just trying a little something, but didn't work out to well. On the bright side, everytime I try something and fail, I learn new things I can do, and what I shouldn't do.

Mountain Tree

It was looking good until I got impatient with the last layer and didn't let it dry all the way before painting it. Oh well, lesson learned =P

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Weird Tree

Decided to watch some videos on cool techniques for watercolors. Learned that you can make tree branches by blowing on a wet spot with a straw. It's tough to control, but makes kind of a cool effect if it's done right. Going to have to practice this more.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Watercolor Tree

Decided to play with my paints again. This time watercolors!!! Last time I tried them I was so frustrated, but I loooooove how watercolor paintings look so I gave it another try. Did this tree from imagination. It's not great, but loads better than my first watercolor attempt. Plus I had a ton of fun with it =)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day Painting

My mom likes orangutans, so I painted her one for mother's day. First time ever using acrylics and
i learned that it is hard. Dries super fast and I don't have any experience with mixing paints, so getting the colors I wanted was pretty difficult.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Good Morning Forest

Made this forest thingy from my imagination. I think the highlights are waaaay too bright. If I were to spend more time on it I wouldn't have used a custom brush for the leaves, but it's 1:30am and i'm tired.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Learning Abstract and Cubism

I always thought abstract drawing and paintings were just stupid random shapes thrown onto a paper, but I learned otherwise in class today. It's about how our brains work. When we look at things like guitars we usually focus on single parts of it. With cubism, each part is on a different plane and brings your attention to individual parts rather than the whole picture.

This drawing was a just a practice for what we are gonna do next week. We traced playing cards and added shadows and highlight to bring different planes forward and other back.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Snowy Mountains

Continuing on my theme with mountains so I can get better at them with these plain ole snowy mountains. Little ones on the right could use some work. =P

Dark Forest

Gggaaahhhh....thought this was gonna come out all cool, but it was soooooo much harder than I thought it would be.



Monday, May 7, 2012

Lonely Cherry Blossom

    Focusing on one thing at a time. Decided to start with mountains, so here is a lonely little cherry blossom tree blowing its little peddles everywhere and looking out over the icy mountains in the back ground. Not sure how a cherry blossom would get onto a rocky mountain, but it's my favorite tree, so...yeah.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Misty Mountains

Just another quicky I threw together before work. Made this one up, mostly just trying to experiment with brushes and textures.

Saturday, May 5, 2012


Another tough one. Trying to figure out how to make water. I think i'm going to have to do some research and look at other artist's work to learn it. Was going to finish the boats in the background, but way ran out of time. They are now telephone poles with strings =D

time: 1 hour 30 minutes



Purple Tree

Just a little quickie drawing before work. I dunno why I drew a purple tree, it's 6:00am and it just seemed like it would be fun.

clay house

This one was a lot harder than I thought it would be. The colors especially were hard to pick out.

time: 1 hour



Friday, May 4, 2012

grassy hills

After looking at some other people speedpaintings, i've realized that simply looks much better. In my last two I was preoccupied with getting the details right and they came out sharp and weird looking. I tried to simplify this one and experiment with brushes a bit. I've got a long way to go but i'm pretty happy with how this one came out compared to the others.

time: 1 hour