Now This Is Art

Ninth grade. Geez, that was years ago. More specifically, it was the spring of 1998. I was a 13-year-old kid (almost 14) who had entered his first school-wide art competition. It was the culmination of everything I had learned over two semesters of art class. I knew I would not … Continue reading →

City: Two-Point Perspective

The past three night’s drawing sessions have been dedicated to learning two-point perspective. Of course, in my infinite wisdom, I decided to take a tutorial on drawing a city. Not a simple living room. Not a kitchen in an apartment. A city. A whole city. Needless to say, I drew … Continue reading →

Scenery Sketch #1

I didn’t have a lot of time to work on drawing today because my sister and niece are staying over. Still, I took a few minutes to quickly sketch out a small landscape scene. It’s not great work, but I need all the practice I can get. … Continue reading →

Manga Girl #2

Day #2 of practicing drawing. Once again, I followed another tutorial on drawing a female manga character. The biggest things I need to work on is making more sweeping lines for hair and getting far, far better at inking. Of course, it’d help to have pens for inking. So, I … Continue reading →

Manga Girl #1

It seems that my journey into learning to paint has rekindled my love of drawing once again. Throughout my childhood and teen years, I loved to doodle and draw. However, into adulthood, I allowed my skills to wane. Now, I am back at it. The current plan is to learn … Continue reading →

Fluid Painting #1: Colorful Feather

Yesterday, I decided to dive back into more abstract work with my first “acrylic pour.” This is a type of fluid art where the artist does not have 100% control. It uses acrylic paints mixed with a pouring medium to create a runny consistency. There are various ways to lay … Continue reading →

Acrylic Painting #6: Country Sunset

This was my first time really trying to paint clouds. I’ve done a few abstractions of clouds but not individual ones. I thought it would be easy — and it was once I learned the technique. However, I had to make a lot of mistakes along the way. So, there … Continue reading →

Acrylic Painting #5: Sunset Lake

After completing all the work I had planned to offload on family for cheap holiday gifts, my grandmother — “Granny” as we call her — asked why she was not on the recipient list for a painting. Honestly, it came down to time. I didn’t have much of it with … Continue reading →

Acrylic Painting #4: Snow Train

I wanted to step away from the abstract a bit with this work over the weekend and shoot for something more realistic. Needless to say, I have a lot to learn. I fought with this painting for around six hours. Fortunately, I had plenty of time to waste as it … Continue reading →

Acrylic Painting #3: Pink Forest

This was a painting for my mom. I felt bad that my sisters were getting some of my newer stuff after she had claimed my first and ugliest work. So, I wanted to create her something with my current skills, albeit still limited. She can still have the first one, … Continue reading →