Last week, my wife and I went to the inauguration (which was awesome; more pics later). The next day, my wife, kids, and I hopped off to New York, where we spent the week with my aunt and uncle. I got the opportunity to sketch all day (thanks Janae) in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I'd never been to the museum, so I spent more time exploring than drawing (the museum is the best I've ever been to. I guess that should be pretty obvious, but still, IT WAS AWESOME!!!).
Here are a few pics and sketches from the experience. I don't have time to label everything, so you'll just have to live with that. I think my favorite image was the Caravaggio painting (last pic shown). It's just a tremendous work. One of these days, I'll take you to go see it, sound good?
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I discovered that I can use acrylics in my sketchbook without warping the paper. I just lay down an initial layer, wait for it to dry, and then anything I paint after that, regardless of how wet it is, won't make the paper buckle. Cool, eh? Some sketchbook stuff and a cutout from an image I'm working on. Getting pretty close to having everything ready for critique.
Monday, January 12, 2009
The Sketch Crawl last Saturday was a lot of fun. I wasn't able to spend the whole day drawing, but I had a great time nonetheless. We spent some time near the Washington Monument in Baltimore and then headed off to the Walters Art Museum. The Walters is absolutely incredible! I want to go back right now! Ever since my LDS mission in Chile, I've been fascinated with South American art, so that's what I drew in the museum -- along with some Byzantine, Egyptian, and Renaissance stuff just for kicks.
And here are a few small insets of the continuing portfolio revamp. This is all digital work. I'm having a lot of fun with how forgiving the computer is. Watercolors and acrylics just don't have the same sort of undo options, you know? Look for the full images soon.