Thursday, December 19, 2013

Lend me your ear

 I'm off on a tangent in drawing after seeing a portraiture post on Wetcanvas all about ears.  Important and unique things they are too with no two alike, just like fingerprints.  I know what I find fascinating may not always be felt the same way by others, but I thought it could be a fun little challenge in those lulls during the craziness over Christmas.

So I'll throw it out there for you to grasp (or not).   Draw an ear.  It can be your ear or someone elses, but it should be a human ear.   Provide a link to your drawing (or painting) in the comment section below.  You have until December 31st to add an ear. :) 

There are no prizes, just some practice under your belt in drawing the uniqueness of the ear.  And most of all, have fun!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

North Under a Star

I've completed the final print in the Fishy Bits series for this year.  I have to admit that its been a push to do this and I was struggling to get that final print out.  The December print is a little different than the previous twelve.  The season, the sea and the call of the wild seem to come together to create it.  I also used a different block to carve with this, much softer, and it felt clumsy under the tools, but I perservered.

Now that commissions for Christmas are complete and the print series done, I've been able to concentrate on my own work again, getting back to a large boat painting and a palette knife again. It feels like forever since I was able to do that. 

You can see or purchase the December Fishy Bits print, North Under a Star on my website, along with the other eleven original prints in the series.