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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

IMC 09 - Day 3

Today Michael Whelan visited -

Gave a great slide presentation. Lots of fabulous art (his more current gallery work is pretty spectacular). It was fun to hear him. He was the first fantasy artist whose name I knew, books I bought and went to hear speak decades ago... His painting is just more impressive over time. He demonstrated some paintings and signed posters for us. :-)

After dinner, Donato gave a slide presentation. Also fabulous. He is so high energy and enthusiastic about what he does that it is very inspiring (although sometimes also depressing because his work is so awesome!)

Lots of faculty painting again this evening. This time I watched Charles Vess paint with FW inks (I medium I've never painted with before). One always feels terribly torn between watching all the amazing art being made by the amazing faculty artists, or working on one's own. I try to do some of both.
I *did* get my drawing finished, and scanned and printed out on watercolor paper (about a day behind where I wish I was...)
Now, as soon as I can figure out what colors to make this thing, I'll start painting it!



12 comments:

janeyolen said...

I love this--much edgier than your usual work. I think it's a huge step in a new direction.

Wish I were there to watch!

Jane

Kimber Scott said...

How do you print on watercolor paper? Is it a special printer? What's the weight of the paper? Cold/hot pressed? I'm just fascinated with this. I love your drawing. I wish I was there, but it's way beyond me. Thanks for sharing it!

ruthie said...

oooh, i am so envious ;-) looks (awe)inspiring!! and i love the composition of your final drawing .

Maren said...

It looks great.

Peggy Collins said...

Wow - this is beautiful. I am really enjoying this journey.. and I am blown away by what you are creating there!

Rebecca Bush said...

Your drawing is starting to come alive! :) Keep having fun!

Sherry Rogers said...

Wonderful sketch! Can't wait to see the finished color. Thanks for sharing all this!

Jennifer Rose said...

ooh I'm jealous you met Michael Whelan. I have always loved his art, I think I would act like a bumbling idiot in front of him lol

Tanja said...

You must be one of the artists "given gentle-yet-firm push" to start painting that Irene Gallo mentioned over on her Art Department blog.... :)

Sun Bear said...

Michael Whelan! I'm jealous. I remember that painting you posted on one of the Year's Best Horror Stories. I love one he did with in the ammonite paintings of a boy standing by a fossil fence, with an owl, but I can never find that one...*sigh*

The Garden Ms. S said...

Again, I have to say how perfectly wicked the monkeys are! I love them (and each unique costume)!

Soozcat said...

Lucky lucky you, getting to do the Michael Whelan thang.

I am really curious to see how the steam-punky-monkeys turn out now.

Hope you are having a great and creatively stretchy time!