In finishing a few projects, I've recently had the pleasure of once again seeing my work in color. Drawing roughs and sketches so long I thought I would never paint again! I can't show any of it here but I do have a few old pieces to post. The following painting was from a brief trip to Rome in the Summer of 2003.
I would love to go back, but the city that really captured my heart during my short stay was Assisi. Such a beautiful place (less graffiti and more rolling hills)! My photo album was misplaced during a house remodel so unfortunately, no photographs at this time.
And I'll throw this in too. Above is a quick compilation of roughs, character studies, and facial expressions. Some of these are a few months old, and looking at them now, I think were inspired by various Golden Book artists. Gustaf Tenggren is one that I do recall. I need to dig through my old references again.
Here are a few cool links from ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive:
Tenggren - Little Trapper
Genesis of the Golden Book Style
Oh and thanks to all those contacting me through Facebook. I haven't been faithful posting there either, but will try to put more up in the near future. Life has been fun and this Summer has been even better!
More coming soon!