Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Digital Color Tweaking

I was looking at this piece I did last week and I decided the colors weren't right at all. After playing around with the image in Photoshop I concluded that it was really washed out and WAY too green.
Here is the updated image. I think it's much better! Don't you?

original image:

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Sea

15"x 20", Layered Acrylic Ink Washes, Colored Pencil, and Pastel on Watercolor Paper


Process Sketches:

Process of Final Piece:The pencil sketch with masking fluid
wash 2
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The masking fluid is removed after purple clouds are painted, leaving pale yellow twinkles and highlights.
wash 6
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details added
wash 8
finishing touches

Her clothing is based on this look below, from Marc Jacobs Spring 2010 Ready-To-Wear collection:

photo by Marcio Madeira

Hope you like her!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The 3 winners of the J. David McKenney ipod case are...... no particular order......
I love the concept of a fan as a veil! The details and color choices are superb! So pretty! So sophisticated! Well done!

I love how you took the classic ship on the powdered wig and made it an entire scene with waves and a sunset! Glorious! Very Clever!

and Valencia
I love her! Her pink hair! Her beautiful skin! I love that she doesn't need a purse because she keeps everything she needs up on her head. Smart lady!

You have each won your very own J. David McKenney iPod case! I'll be contacting each of you via email.

It has been so AWESOME to see all of your designs! I'm so blown away by your talent! Thank you to all of the truly gifted people who participated. Judging this contest wasn't easy, I wish I had more cases to give out!

I'll try to hold another contest like this in the future as soon as I get something else cool to give away!

Here are some of the other amazing wigs submitted for the contest:

Thank you again to everyone who sent in a design! I hope you had so much fun designing these truly awesome wigs.

Marie Antoinette would be so proud!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Last Day of the Rococo Wig Design, iPod Cover Contest!!!

I have already gotten some GREAT wig design submissions! I'm really impressed! really good job!
Tonight I'll be picking 1-2-3 winners who will receive a free speck ARTSPROJEKT iPod touch case featuring my own Rococo Drawing, The Vamp.
You still have all day today to submit your designs. Remember that I created a template to start you out but it is optional, feel free to submit your own design in whatever format you like.
Send your ideas to me by tonight and I'll announce the winners tomorrow morning (around 10 am EST)
Submit your entry to and put "iPod contest" as the subject
Can't wait to see all your crazy wigs!!!