Monday, May 14, 2007
Lady Coddingham and her Kimono of Souls
So, I somehow managed to get to be involved in a GREAT art auction that's happening Sunday, May 20th at Maverix Studios in San Francisco. The Auction is benefiting a humanitarian organization called EMERGENCY -life support for civilian war victims.
You can learn more about it by going to...
There are some really AMAZING artists that have contributed art for the cause, artists FAR better than me. In fact, not really sure what I'm doing there.
The day before is SKETCHCRAWL 14 which is also benefiting EMERGENCY. You can find a sponsor form on the Sketchcrawl site but instead of having to run an abnormally long distance, or sell a lot of candy bars, it's all about the drawing count... eek, Fox Animation flashback there for a second. Any ways, get out there and DRAW!!! Help some people out. Sharpen those pencils, pick up those watercolours and get out and draw on Saturday for a good cause.
A couple notes about this painting. This was actually started from one of the sketches from my DRESS OF SOULS post, I think it was near the bottom. Any ways, in the refining the drawing process, it became a kimono. This is all watercolour. Haven't used those for a character painting in a long time.
Also, props should go out to my beautiful wife who suggested the tree branch to help balance out the composition. I knew it needed something and as usual, my solution was overly complicated. She said, "What about a tree branch?" and the light went on. Nice work to her!