Sunday, January 15, 2012

Wine Bottle Still Life (My First Painting)

Finished: October 20, 2008
Paint Used: Winsor & Newton, Artisan Water Mixable Oil

This was my first ever painting.  I was in 10th grade, and I was taking Painting I in high school.  My teacher set up a still life with wine bottles.  He got empty bottles and filled them with water.  Then he put a different colored dye in each bottle, to make the class's paintings more colorful. 

I haven't done a still life since then.  I know a still life isn't all that exciting to paint, but it definitely teaches technique and how to paint better and make the paint look like something real.

This painting is still somewhere in the art room at my high school.  I'll never see it again, but at least I have the pictures I took after I finished it. :)


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hold Me Closer, Tiny Dancer~

Why didn't I date these sketches...?  I'm going to do some digging and find out when I drew these...
No special materials used.  Just my handy-dandy mechanical pencil. :D

Oh, no!  The first one is missing a hand!  Or maybe the hand just wasn't cooperating when I was drawing it...  That's more likely.

These sketches remind me of a friend of mine, whom I've known since I was 5 or 6.  :)

*Turns out I did date them, I just cropped out the date.  These were drawn on September 9, 2010.



I wanted to start a space on the internet where I could catalog all the artwork I do.  Anything from a doodle to a full-out painting.  It won't be a consistent blog, unless I'm currently working on a large project.  This is actually more like a journal, than anything else.  Comment if something here interests you. Follow if you want to see more.  Or ignore the blog if you wish. :D  I won't be offended.  I'll pretty much just be talking to myself.  But everyone is welcome to join the conversation!