September172014
Digital coloring/edit of the pencil sketch of Jack I previously posted here.

Digital coloring/edit of the pencil sketch of Jack I previously posted here.

12PM
Digital color sketch/study of the moon over the Pacific Ocean. Done on iPod Touch with Sketchbook Pro.

Digital color sketch/study of the moon over the Pacific Ocean. Done on iPod Touch with Sketchbook Pro.

12PM
I know I’ve sorta dropped of the face of the earth recently as far as tumblr is concerned, but I have actually been doing quite a bit of drawing in between other life stuff. Hoping to finish some things soon and get a bit more regular about posting again.

Here’s a little digital sketch I did during a recent camping trip. I’ve been experimenting with more and more digital work lately, and also with combining digital paint with traditional pencil drawing. This sketch was done on an iPod Touch in Sketchbook Pro, and I’ve also had the opportunity lately to start using the same program on an iPad. 

I’m really loving so much about digital work! I can’t think of any other medium that would have allowed me to do a little color study like this after dark so easily?>! No setup of paint supplies, and because the screen is backlit, no need to try and light my drawing surface. Just a hand-held device and a stylus. Color study freedom! :D

I know I’ve sorta dropped of the face of the earth recently as far as tumblr is concerned, but I have actually been doing quite a bit of drawing in between other life stuff. Hoping to finish some things soon and get a bit more regular about posting again.

Here’s a little digital sketch I did during a recent camping trip. I’ve been experimenting with more and more digital work lately, and also with combining digital paint with traditional pencil drawing. This sketch was done on an iPod Touch in Sketchbook Pro, and I’ve also had the opportunity lately to start using the same program on an iPad.

I’m really loving so much about digital work! I can’t think of any other medium that would have allowed me to do a little color study like this after dark so easily?>! No setup of paint supplies, and because the screen is backlit, no need to try and light my drawing surface. Just a hand-held device and a stylus. Color study freedom! :D

August152014
Pencil drawing + digital paint experiment. Jack with “Papá Noel”.

Pencil drawing + digital paint experiment. Jack with “Papá Noel”.

August122014
Small section of a digital painting I’ve been working on.

Small section of a digital painting I’ve been working on.

August92014
Been a crazy few days, but working on this tonight was pleasantly low-key and definitely Fun. Still plenty I want to do with this, but for now, I seriously need some sleep…

Been a crazy few days, but working on this tonight was pleasantly low-key and definitely Fun. Still plenty I want to do with this, but for now, I seriously need some sleep…

August72014
Little Jack Frost sketch… The lines of the windswept hair and downturned eyes seen at this angle kept coming to mind, and then it had to get out on paper.

Little Jack Frost sketch… The lines of the windswept hair and downturned eyes seen at this angle kept coming to mind, and then it had to get out on paper.

8AM

Some more shots from the now-completed mural project I got to participate in with a few other people for about six weeks this summer. This was part of a big “refresh” project on the kids’s wing at a local church in my area; we did five rooms and HUGE hallway, all in different themes, and it was so much fun to be part of something that improved the space so dramatically, and meant so much to the church attendees (who periodically would walk through and comment excitedly while I was working).

I plan to go back and take a lot more pictures of the finished product after they get the rooms completely set up again, but here’s a few of my personal favorite bits that I got to be part of, photographed near the end of the project. (I am especially fond of that silly, adorable little possum…)

August62014

The Cabin

(Finished commission oil painting, approx 24x32 inches, plus some closeup photos. Cabin in State of Washington.)

I’ve posted a few progress shots of this at various times, but I’m SO excited to finally be able to share it today as a completed piece! Finished the last few details on Sunday, and sent it with its owners to its new home. (And they loved it, so that makes everyone happy!)

I want to say a huge THANK YOU to my Aunt Kim, who believed in a young artist so much she that she commissioned this painting to enable me to complete my last year of art school, and then was so patient as I struggled through a number of learning curves with this piece. I’m so glad you are able to enjoy this painting in your own home now, and grateful for everything you’ve done to help me grow as an artist.

Also, I want to thank Francesca (“drowningostrich”) for all her encouragement and support through the final stages of this project. You truly helped me “finish the race”, and I am SO grateful to you for that, but most of all for your friendship.

So, now I’m getting closer to catching up on my outstanding oil painting projects, and I can hardly wait to get back to exploring some new pieces in watercolors after that. Stay tuned for more postings soon!

~ jng

August22014
Breaking the hiatus silence…

Here we go! First post since I took a blogging hiatus back in mid-July. I have a few things I want to post on here soon as I have time, but for now, I wanted to share that I am in the final stages of finishing up this painting, and it will be going home with its owners tomorrow!  (Will also try to post some better photos after it is completely done.) 

Also, I know there are a couple people who left messages that I still need to reply to, and I want to let you know that I will do so soon now that I’m officially back. :)

Breaking the hiatus silence…

Here we go! First post since I took a blogging hiatus back in mid-July. I have a few things I want to post on here soon as I have time, but for now, I wanted to share that I am in the final stages of finishing up this painting, and it will be going home with its owners tomorrow! (Will also try to post some better photos after it is completely done.)

Also, I know there are a couple people who left messages that I still need to reply to, and I want to let you know that I will do so soon now that I’m officially back. :)

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