Hey folks! I actually have some art to share!?
Earlier this year Dan Dos Santos and Irene Gallo asked me if I would like to participate in this year's Microvisions show at the Society of Illustrators to benefit the SOI student scholarship. I was honored to say the least, and scared straight that I would be sharing company with industry heavyweights!!?
So I painted two pieces, in hopes that one would work out. There were no guidelines for subject matter...just that the image had to be 5x7 inches (hence "Micro-"). That's small. Real small. I'm working on a painting 40x60 inches....so I broke out the .000000001 sable and went to work. The top gouache/mixed painting is the one I'm going with. The second image is the initial thumbnail with the third image being the value/tight sketch. Since I went through the whole creative process for that image, I wanted to paint something more spontaneously, so I did the bottom painting of the violin player with no planning in one session. I kinda digg it, but I think the top piece was the better choice......right?
And in case you haven't seen the tremendous work already submitted, follow the links below to see what the artist's turned in:
Welsey Allsbrook (tba)
Michael Kaluta (tba)
Michael Whelan (tba)
When the pieces are listed for bidding I will be sure to let everyone know!! This is a great chance to snag originals from top artists, and to raise funds for a great cause!!