Mason Texting

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The kid is happy that he has a phone that can send text messages. Welcome to this modern day and age kid.
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Portrait of Valerie Fowler

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I got to hang out these past two weekends with the fabulous painter Valerie Fowler. She was a willing subject for a portrait yesterday as the West Studio Tour came to a close.
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Gloria


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Quick sketch of Gloria while we sit and talk about our day with each other. Ok, it’s sort of a scary portrait but she is pretty tired.
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Sam and His New Cut

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Our son Sam met up with the scissor wizardry of our friend Rory the other day and came home as a clone of Joseph Gorden-Levitt!
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Mace

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I think this is my son Mason.
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Mit

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Almost forgot to draw today. So sketching during the presidential debate. Should of added some folders to this.
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Mason in Red

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Playing around with a different version of the image for Mason from October seventh. Decided to make myself use two colors only.
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Ed part 3

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In doing some research on an up coming blog post over at sensubrush I realized that you can import an image into Procreate and have it be converted into live pixels (not sure if that is the correct term for this). Basically, you can start working the colors not as reference but as paint. So I thought I would try one attempt with Ed since the portrait was fresh in my mind. I brought the photo into Procreate and ‘smudged’ it around creating a loose pastel like image. I then imported that into ArtRage where yesterdays painting was and layered it in. Adjusted opacity and worked over the top of both images a bit. And while the end result it is less painting and more photograph, I like how it turned out and the process has a lot of potential.
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More Ed

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My friends (rightly so) commented that they just weren’t feeling ‘Ed’ in the yesterdays portrait. So they sent me another photo to work from and it sounds like his spirit is showing through in this one. I have to admit making a portrait that is meant to be part of a memorial adds a bit of pressure.
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