Thursday, December 3, 2009

Winter's coming.

5" x 7" ink, watercolor and acrylic on paper

I wasn't sure how this was going to turn out. That's okay though, I don't like a lot of things and my own work is on the list often enough. That being said, even when I feel like something is going south I try to stick with it just in case the next line or brush stroke results in a improvement of some kind, at least improvement enough to keep me motivated enough to see it through. Maybe it's because I was thinking of the long cold Chicago winter ahead and all the salty slush that will soak my feet and leave white powdery continents on the toes of my shoe's or all the wet heavy snow I will be shoveling into piles or... whatever, who knows, either way here it is and I'm kinda happy with it just not sure in what sense. At least I have a warm winter coat which makes all the difference in the world.

The two above are pre build up and before I added the buildings and junk, which I almost like better, but I really felt like I needed some atmosphere in there.


Johan said...

These colors are just amazing. Beautiful.

Nicky Dieter said...

I like both a lot. The building offer that nice feeling depth and relevance that give the piece a sense of completion. The kid on the far right, doesn't look too bundled... he'll be spending the season inside.

Nicky Dieter said...

"the building offerS"

Brooks Golden said...

this serves as a perfect concept illustration...especially concerning winter in the city...i love the cold lookin ppl compared to how warm the street lamp character looks...great!

Jeremy said...

always killin' it