Friday, February 15, 2013

Valentines , and if "Marxist" meant Glasses and 'Staches

Valentine's shoppin' at our local grocery store :)

A proposal my wife and I witnessed at the Wilk food court on Monday. It made us smile

Our romantic Valentine's dinner :}  Cyrano De Bergerac (hence the Groucho Marx noses), candy, and completos. I love you Emily <3<3

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Kids are the best

Some quick gestures taken having dinner at our cousins' the other night. Kids are the best! They are always exploring and having adventures, and they don't care whether anybody is watching or what anybody thinks- they just be. Which I think is what makes them so fun to draw :)

Sunday, February 3, 2013

A goofy drawing from Adult Session of Stake Conference yesterday.  Because I'm an adult :}


I've always struggled with costume, largely because of a lack of knowledge/ visual library to pull from.  However, this semester I'm taking a history of costume class at BYU, and it's helping a ton. It's amazing how, while technique is important, so much of art and creativity is just about having something in your imagination to pull from. I'm a big advocate of not only educating your hands and technical skills, but educating your imagination. Study outside fields and dabble constantly in new visual material, so that you always have fresh ideas.

These characters are intended to be Nephites from the Book of Mormon.  As we don't know exactly where they lived or what their clothes looked like, I've based their clothes on a combination of Greek, Middle-Eastern, and Argentinian ideas. Not that these cultures would have had a particular influence on the Nephites, it just felt like a believable look.