Thursday, December 27, 2012

39th Post!

One of my favorite subjects to draw and paint are geisha girls (and samurai). A couple weeks ago I sketched this out and finally got around to finishing it over the Christmas holiday. not very Christmas-y I know.

here's the finished oil painting on 12x16 illustration board.
and the steps...
Sketched in Photoshop (and after not saving for awhile, got this message). Ugh! photoshop rarely crashes on me, so I've gotten out of the habit of saving every few minutes. sigh. luckily I did a 'print screen' before it totally died on me, so I was able to still use the low res image to work from.
I then printed out the image and using graphite transfer paper put it onto the pre-gessoed illustration board. (I put the layers of gesso on pretty thick to give it a nice painterly feel).
Then I started painting...
I didn't take too many photos of the progess at this stage...sorry :).
and the finished photo here:


  1. Thanks for a wonderful year of your artwork! Happy New Year, and may 2013 bringing you joy and happiness.........and continued creativity!

    1. Thanks very much Chris! and happy new year as well!