Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I see

Practicing elephant eyes.  This was painted almost directly from photo reference--a practice technique I learned from my boyfriend (he can paint!), who learned it from this other guy, the other week.


  1. That's beautiful! It has a lot of "soul" :) (Old-spirit soul, not R&B soul, though I supposed an elephant could probably pull it off lol)

  2. PS- I really like the mix of "painterly" with "realism" :)

    1. Oh, totally. Elephants can wail with the best of them. I told you about Elephants Gerald, didn't I?

      Also, thank you! I, um, feel like the blend of "painterly" and "realism" is more a result of inexperience and limited ability at this point (I'm doing it this way because it's the only way I know how?), but hopefully I will continue to develop my skills--and in the meantime, it's nice that my work isn't unpleasant to look at. :)