Thursday, September 30, 2010

Some sneak peaks

Here are two projects I'm currently working on:

The first is a color study/mock up for a food illustration done in the style of a magazine advertisement. Custom type faces and logo's are under development for that piece. Should be a fun one to paint as it will be a bit of a departure from my usual approach.

The next is a snippet of a painting for editorial illustration. The painting is based on a cliché; when more is revealed, see if you can guess which one...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The female figure

I did these at Palette and Chisel when they had their 7 hr long marathon on labor day. I have plenty more but these are  the ones I enjoy the most. Thinking of doing a series of female paintings. We will see what I come up with. I felt alive drawing that day as well as being among those that love to do the same thing. 

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fear for the mighty Shrimp

The Two Sons shrimp boat was my favourite drawing that I did down in Savannah and I've been eager to do something with it since I got back. I felt very sickened by the BP disaster which was in full swing while we were there and the Shrimping season was yet to start but there was a looming fear that we might be facing an ecological disaster from which our earth and certainly the fishing fleet might not recover. But for all that sense of doom, its a jolly little boat.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tiny Little Death

I got these Strathmore artist sketch cards a while back and used them for a drawing at the Chicago Comic Con back in August. They come in all kinds of paper types - bristol, watercolor paper, illustration board, etc. It's not that amazing, but I love these tiny little buggers. They're only 2.5" x 3.5" each. So this image is actually significantly bigger than the original.

This one was done of the character Death by Neil Gaiman (one of my all time fav authors) and was painted using my schmincke watercolor half pan set.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Newest Painting

©Elisha Dasenbrock 2010, Thank You/Kob Kun Kaa; Thailand 2009, Watercolor, 20" X 27"

I thought I would post this here since it's been awhile since I posted anything. I just finished her on Monday. I am working on a couple of other paintings inspired by Thailand for my show in October. The show is at a wine bar in the town where I went to high school. The show doesn't have a theme, I'm just trying to make a buck.