The Idea Jar

07/17/2012

I now present Emily’s birthday present for 2012. Not quite as large as last year’s but still respectable.

I started off with a 3 foot by 4 foot canvas and applied my spackled texture. Then proceeded on to the underpainting of paint pencils and crayons.From there I shot up the line work with my projector and positioned it on the canvas. I then finished it off with a combination of acrylic and charcoal pencil.

As you can see, it now has a home above our bed. It serves as an excellent dream catcher. Lately I’ve been able to replace nightmares involving Kristen Stewart films with fanciful dreams of anthropomorphic peanut butter sandwiches.

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Series

06/10/2012


The hardest part of posting is resisting the urge to start of with “Here is….” every time I begin to write. Now that the first sentence is out of the way, here it goes.

This is a portrait series project I completed back in 2006. It was part of my Freshman year Color Concepts class. The project requirements were to create 4 self portraits, beginning with a charcoal manikin study, a painterly portrait using a full palette, a stylized high chroma portrait, and finally a portrait based on the style and palette of an established artist (Henri Matisse).

 


Collin Couched

06/04/2011

This week I present this. It is a charcoal drawing of my littlest bro Collin, done using a reduction method.

The weekend I spent working on this was really fun. It was the weekend back in March of 2008 when we got slammed with a blizzard. So Collin, Emily and I built an awesome snow fort, laughed at people trying to drive, and played Super Mario Kart for N64 all weekend. Oh, and completed this drawing.


Adventure!

02/05/2011

This is a piece I created in 2010. It was inspired by one of Emily and I’s favorite TV shows, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack.

It is a combination of collage, acrylic, gouache, charcoal, and rope on stained oak.

“If danger was a beautiful woman… I would marry her.”


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