Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Study of a 17th Century Polish Cavalryman

This study of Polish Cavalryman was painted on a wood panel made to look like a metallic plate.  The effect was done using acrylic copper and gold paint on a tan background, with a coat of Liquitex Matte Medium on top to help the oils stick.  One of those last minute decisions that turned out pretty cool.

I hate to see this blog just sitting here, but I've been extraordinarily busy working on a large book project.  I'll try to update more regularly over the next few weeks.  Now, however, I have to make final preparations for this blasted hurricane that coming.  After the wind then!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Crazy Cossacks - Sunday afternoon sketching

Cossack Character Sketches - colored pencil and graphite
Clockwise from upper left; Kumbilo, Lord Bunkers, Lombardi the Muscovite, Boyar Brice, and Portia.

I recently finished a project with Scholastic, the second in a series, and took a break this weekend to paint a little, and play with an old set of color pencils.