Monday, December 28, 2009

Xmas Paintings '09!

Maren Kelley

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Ryan Connolly

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Megan Connolly

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Hey - Hope you had a great holiday season. I did some paintings this Xmas for the FAM. 2 kids, one baby & one dog. Maren Kelley for Adam and Liana, Daria's sister. Ryan and Megan Connolly for Rob and Erin, my sister. Gave the framed originals to the proud parents, then copies to all the grandparents. Good way to save money - haha. Was really sweating these leading up to Christmas, kinda stressful, but in a fun way. Kids are tough to do! Pretty happy with the results though. Also painted a portrait of Football aka Footy for my wife Daria. Love you baby! Next year, i gotta start earlier in December so the usual craziness of the holiday season isn't more a blur than usual.

All paintings are 8x10''. Pencil, ink, watercolor, gouache.

Friday, December 11, 2009

UPDATED with sketches and alternate takes: "SHAPES: The New Brethren", 9 - 16

All the original Shapes drawn by Sallese. I rotated them up, down, left and right.
So many possibilities...





Alternate take. Wasn't really enamored with this. Too boring?
Wanted something different, so decided to flip it up and use the Shape as a helmet.


Alt. take 1. Too space suit-y.

Alt. take 2. Too Disney.

Just right. The ol' tried and true weird purple dude riding atop
a fish beast always tickles my geek bone.




Having such a blast doing these. Hope to have the next 8 - 10 up in mid- January. Also working on different, more graphic versions of these characters as well, black inks and photoshop coloring. Real stripped down simple. I'm liking the results. Will post those experiments soon. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have enjoyed the newest batch of SHAPES: The New Brethren.