Art by Erika Taguchi-Newton

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Must sketch! 10.12.09

Well, I think I'll be taking a break from this sketching exercise until after the wedding. I'll be back on it beginning of November.

I made the top portion way too big... Her head is huge! Need to really work on that.

Reference by amethystdreams1987:

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Must sketch! 10.9.09

Wow! This sketch was all about hair! Very awesome challenge.

Reference by nedina89:

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Must sketch! 10.5.09

It took a couple of days to finally post this. Wedding countdown is on! I'll be sketching on my own for next few days as my sketching buddies got too busy with personal stuff. But they will be back.

This reference was fun. Kinda Harry Potter, kinda Moaning Myrtle. I ended up turning my sketch into a more cartoon-y style, couldn't help myself.

Reference by rammkitty-stock:

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Halloween local artist exhibit

I did it! My painting is submitted. Now I'm going to go hide under my blankie. I hope they'll have enough room for all the artwork. I'm #90! If you are in the area (South Florida), check out the show. It starts Oct 17th.

Poster is © Bear & Bird

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Pumpkin Carver - Oils

Pumpkin Carver - Final
Oils - 8x10

I've been working on this painting for about week and half. I'm entering it in a local artist Halloween show at Bear and Bird Boutique in Fort Lauderdale, and need to drop it off tomorrow. I think this is my first piece ever that is going to hang in a public place (other than art school). VERY NERVOUS! To hasten the drying, my friend suggested DampRid. I put a bag of DampRid in a plastic container with the painting after every sitting. It definitely dried faster.

Here's my step-by-step:

Initial sketch
Pumpkin Carver - initial sketch

Final sketch
Pumpkin Carver - final sketch

First sitting
Pumpkin Carver - WIP

Second sitting
Pumpkin Carver - WIP 2

Third sitting
Pumpkin Carver - WIP 3

Final sitting
Pumpkin Carver - WIP 4


Must sketch! 10.2.09

Today's photo reference was a doosie - a full figure with a horse.


Took me awhile to get the proportions right. Kept telling myself to work out the composition first, don't worry about detail. I think I got it close, though I think the horse should be a bit taller.


Reference by angiestock: