Monday, December 19, 2011

MonoWheel Painting Done!

I finished up the painting on Saturday then put it in a cool old style frame.  I think that adds a bit to the image.  I'd love to mess around with making or modifying frames to have more of a steampunk feel.  I learned a lot from this project, things that I'd like to try on my next piece.  Felt rusty with the oils but it was fun.

I really wanted to keep this one when it was finished and framed and sitting there on my desk :)

So much great material here!
Monowheel World!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

More Monowheel Painting: W.I.P.

Did some more painting of the Rivet War Monowheel.  I'm having fun trying some different techniques.  I really need to buy some new brushes and some better paints.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Mono-Wheel Under Painting for Oils

I'm doing an oil painting of the mono-wheel design.  I took a smaller sketch, grided it up and transfered that onto a board.  It's about 11x14.  I'm going to try and pull off my best "Ashley Wood" style.  Looking for rough and gritty.  I haven't done oils in maybe a year, so it'll be interesting.  Wish me luck :)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Commission for the holidays

I just finished up a commission that I had a ton of fun painting.  It's a surprise holiday gift for a photographer.  I was really lucky when approached for the commission because I was allowed to just do whatever.  It's really a great feeling when someone is a fan of your work and entrusts you to make a gift for a loved one.  The feeling is really energizing and I believe comes through in the piece.

Here I wanted to capture a war time photographer documenting a column of troops marching off to war.  I tried to focus on the photographer with just a hint of what is was that he was taking a picture of.  And of course it's an old style rivet camera and gear.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


I did some rough sketches of some insignia. This should help with making toys look cooler as well as any paintings. I'm trying to fill out the world a little more. I need to make a finalized map :)