Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Pumpkin Carving, Scary face

The eerie glow of candle light from inside the carved Face
The black marker drawing of the ghoul snarling face
Carving bottom of the chin
Carving the bottom of the chin
Carving the pointy ears
Almost complete with carving the face

Ghoul face finished
The carving was created with sharp kitchen knives, peelers and reference to a story in Wood Carving Illustrated.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Carving a big wood musky

 The side view of the 50 inch/ 123 cm length, The fins have been added as individual wood
pieces and glued in position .
 Showing the long teeth in the lower jaw, some are one inch / 2.5 cm long.

                                       Showing the ot the two pieces of wood musky shape.

Finished painting of muskie with spotted pattern

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Muskies Inc. Back Calendar cover art step by step

 I worked up a rough drawing of a yellow perch escaping from a chasing muskie. I positioned the small fish at the edge of the mouth of the large predator fish to create a dramatic closeness between them.
I sent it over to Musky Hunter magazine. I thought this image would express the tangled underwater world of a variety of plants Richardson pond weed, and potamageton  etc.
 I  re-drew the scene on canvas  of the muskie and perch . I added the shapes of the vegetation and painted with Hookers green, Raw Umber and green gold and yellow ochre. The water has cerulean and ultra marine blue patches  and white added for bubbles.
I left the shape of the perch un-painted . I wanted to create a simple white shape of the canvas. The contrast allows me to clearly see the progress in the design.
 I  use a painted  plastic  head casting of a musky to compare the shape and details of the mouth and head in a similar perspective as the painting

I've added more colour and detail to the shape of the perch and considered changing the Yellow Perch to Bull Dawg Lure.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

This is the end, Group Caricature

This is my group caricature of the zany actors in the movie "This is the End"
Left to right:James Franco. Jona Hill, Craig Robinson, Seth Rogan, Jay Barichel, Danny McBride