Thursday, October 11, 2012

...a couple more...

Just for fun..

this green tree was done on the back of a comic book board with waxed surface.

almost threw it out... but seemed a waste.

i was able to scratch some leaves into the wax with an exacto knife.

also across the tree trunk too.

you can see i 'slimmed' the trunk down too..

decided not to hide the blend, since i wanted a soft edge to the trunk..

this one's a little different..

i cut out another tall skinny strip of bristol.. 

this pics a little burry, but i left it in because the focus is the center. I wanted to blur the branches so i used a pen with non-waterproof  ink... 

i think i got lost in some detail along the way though.  

I was trying to avoid too much rendering..  

but the temptation to blue the top and olivia the bottom was too great. 

as we all know, with watercolor, you just close take a breath, tilt paper, and see what happy ( or unhappy) accidents happen... 

anyone else notice how a different proportion causes you to think, and draw different specially? Not just drawing a vertical tree...

...  but being hemmed in with a certain proportion? 

almost like how a photographer crops and composes an image, isn't it? 

well at least this Tall Tree... feels slightly different than the Green Tree, (which is the usual cliche Tree usually fall into painting.)  This tree fells like a lush soggy Autumn to me, which i can feel and smell in the air right now. 

Plus if any of you got sick of looking a side-ways Judge Dredd, now at have something *else* to stare at when you check this page, eh? 

: ) 

Until the next one... 


Rafael Only said...

Oh, boy... You're a real non-stopping art machine! Really inspiring, Sam. Makes me want to grow up! To see how a real artist spend his days (or part of them) is a real life changing experience... Thank You.

Derek Oberg said...

I love your trees. My favorite statue made from your work is the Wolverine 'cos there's a tree behind him (aside from the fact that he's just awesome). Spidey and Venom are pretty great too. That was a great series.

jennifer kraska said...

Skinny tree is very cool. The proportion of the piece is awesome. I love working on odd sized paper, makes you think differently.
Thanks for the 'bonus post". Looks like you're enjoying watercolors :)

Anonymous said...

"almost threw it out... but seemed a waste."

I am SO glad that I don't leave nearby. I'd hate to be the creepy neighbor who goes through your garbage with a flashlight at three AM. ;)

Aaron Desira said... thought you might like this sam

Marcus Collar said...

are you scanning all of your work or do you have them scanned like the various tree paintings or are they for an exclusive gallery?

jennifer kraska said...

God I love that skinny tree.....(still)