Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Machine Girl Gangboss

If you have seen "The Machine girl" you will know why it's awesome. It's basically the story of a high school girl who's brother is the victim of bullying by a Yakuza boss's son. In seeking revenge for her brother the heroine loses her arm, which is later replaced by a mini-gatling gun weapon.
I am currently trying to learn how to paint (digitally) and so I figured that I would dedicate several posts to characters and stuff that I find awesome and painted in Photoshop of course. Since I need the practice I might as well have fun doing it. This is a sketch painting of the Kimura gang boss and his son from "The Machine girl".

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Mount Pacaya Painting (Guatemala)

Now that I am back and sorta into the swing of things from my Central America trip, I thought that I would post a piece that I just did, which is a photo painting of Mount Pacaya (semi active volcano in Guatemala).  On my last day there I hiked up a parallel trail that gave stunning views of the mountain. We were able to get pretty close to the peak, and see thermal activity bubbling from the top of the mountain. Wonderful wonder view (tough hike). Although this painting is not the same thing as actually being there, I hope that this is at least interesting to look at.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

So much happening......'s been an age since I have done any posting. I just came back from a two week trip in Guatemala, and it was one of the best trips that I have taken in a long time.
Now, along with trying to learn how to draw, and paint, I have also decided to take on learning Spanish as well. I actually had made my way along in Spanish for a while, and then got lazy and side tracked.
 Now however I think that I am actually going to stick with it. So that's one more thins to add to the "to do" list. Anyway here is a quick break down of the haps..

-Went to Guatemala and had such a good time. The kids work shop was so amazing, and I def. got teary eyed and sad once it was over. However I had such a good time. Then I stayed on a week after to take a Spanish class...

-I came back and have been splitting my time between Spanish and drawing and's a lot, but I feel like if I stay focused I can make it happen

-Speaking of digital painting, my class (painting in Photoshop starts tomorrow)...but it's online so I can watch over the weekend and make sure to keep up with the assignments (that's when studying Spanish will get hard) will need lots of discipline

-My photoshop trial is done...and as much as I want to click "buy now" and enter in my credit card number, I def. feel like I have a few expenses that I need to cover first (esp. my car if I need to pay for that.) Since the class uses Photoshop though I might need to just use my lap top for classes until I can figure it out.

-Since my photoshop is done, I have not been able to scan or really do any work but I will need to figure it out by Saturday. Anyway, more work to come soon...

That's all I got now...time to eat and then maybe I will do some quick sketching before I go to bed....