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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Pipe Dreams

Coming back to my pastels after two months away has been NICE. I don't know of a faster or more intuitive way for me to think in color. These are li'l variations for my current project. Neither of these adequately hits the vibe I want, but they were FUN TO DO!!!  


And here's a pastel confession. I started using pastels only after playing Super Mario Galaxy. There are these really simple faux-pastel illustrations in the game that have the most magical vibe- they make me feel all of six years old. So my foray into pastels is inspired by the Wii, not French Impressionism. Long live Miyamoto.

I'll post some more Italy sketchbook stuff when I feel like spending an hour with my scanner again.

10 comments:

Manelle said...

These are great. They have a great feel to them even if it's not what you want yet. And I love your sketchbook stuff!

Aaron Ludwig said...

Nice. I'm a fan of these (and of Mario Galaxy, also).
Are these oil pastels or Nupastels?

galvinator said...

really nice atmosphere, cool colour studies man

Crescendo said...

Nice colors !

Ty Carter said...

Rad Jake wyatt

Jed said...

I super-dig the delicate reflections you have in the gold image. Great subtle color. And great lighting!

Will Strong said...

I think pastels like you.

Jared Scott Greenleaf said...

I've been improvising story time with the kids ("james, fiona and the big black tree"), James was standing behind me as I perused this image and he said (!!) "hey, that reminds me of our story", and I think he's right. Thanks for fueling the imagination.

koryface said...

There aren't enough swear words to describe how beautiful your latest stuff is. I apparently need to go to Rome.

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