Archive for the ‘Large Sheet of Watercolor Paper’ Category

Space Deer in Time

May 24, 2011

Well this turned out pretty good.  I was glad to use more color than I had been.  Not too much progress on the 2d fighter due to my chicken coop being a little harder to design than I anticipated.



May 17, 2011

A little Space Deer update, and some fighting action (I am up to 61 sprites).

Space Deer as it Goes

April 28, 2011

A little bit more, a little bit more.

Looking but not Finding

April 20, 2011


This one feels pretty good.  The browns got a little out of control, but I can live with that.  I think the best thing a painting (or in this case a colored drawing) can do is inspire the next one.  And work has already begun on the next.







For the Trees

April 11, 2011

This one looks ok from across the room but quickly falls apart up close.
As for the Space Deer game, I had a bit of inspiration from watching my three year old play Shoots and Ladders.  What she does is line the four game pieces on squares one through four, rolls the dice and moves each piece the number of squares.  Because of the shoots and ladders the pieces quickly become separated.
I really like the way this looks and think there is something really fun there.  It pairs continual movement with unforeseen dispersion.  I think it could work well with the Space Deer.

Bad Cloud Topography

November 21, 2009

Oh why won’t you work like I think you should!

The Clouds Look Different Since You Died

October 28, 2009

I hope using the 2nd person in the title doesn’t seem too over dramatic.  I really like the idea of “the clouds look different” and needed to add a dramatic time element to make sure that I was not referring to the current clouds but the continuous clouds or something like that.

Through the course of this painting I have really enjoyed exploring how closely clouds and continents look.  That seems important.  Clouds are ever changing but (sometimes for me at least) it is easy to feel they always look the same or not even notice them because it seems like they are the same clouds from yesterday.  Sort of like the continents, which in our lifetimes will pretty much always look the same even though they are always changing.  Two seemingly permanent things that are not really permanent at all, one hard to think of as permanent the other hard to think of as not.

At this point I still really like the bands of color/bands of no color.  A sometimes think of them as rivers but they are much more.





One (One Hour) Wash Latter

October 13, 2009


Finally!  This one is almost done (well, really it could be done, I just have to look at it a little longer to be sure and to see if it needs anything else).  I will take some better pictures, and some details, give it a title, and talk about it.


September 22, 2009


Another weird view, but now with color.  Color!

There are no Starting Points

August 31, 2009

This is sort of an upside down view.
It is a lot more map like than I thought it would be, but that should still work.  I am at the awkward place where I hope this isn’t as silly as it seems.