Saturday, October 17, 2009

From by gone days

I thought I would throw this one in
just to change things up. A painting
I finished long ago for a client.


TheChieftess said...

I like this Doug!!! You captured the roses and leaves beautifully!!! Of course, roses are my favorite!!!

loriann said...

This painting shows your incredible technical skills. wow!

Double "D" said...

Thanks, glad you love roses.
Glad you came by Chieftess

Double "D" said...

Hey Buddette,

Remember ... an illustrator is only as good as his reference. I like the way it looked, but it's way to tedious for me anymore.

Deb Kirkeeide said...

Beautiful illustration Doug!
Understand your feeling about the tediousness.

I used to do really tight renderings and always seemed to like the rough sketches better. They had more life (I am referring to my own work - not yours!) I can't imagine going back to that!

For one thing, I am too enamored with the next bright and shiny object to pursue!

I think I prefer the spontaneity of my present style.

Double "D" said...

I agree. I enjoyed the marker layouts and pencil sketches far more than the actual illustration. I love the feel of layout paper and tissue. " I love the smell of magic marker in the morning". My fine arts instructor always said to be spontaneous before anything.

Give me freedom or give me a large brush.
I love your comments Deb.

Deb Kirkeeide said...

I love that - give me freedom or give me a large brush! The artist's credo.

unfortunately, markers make me ill upon taking the cap off - otherwise what a great way to start the day!!

Roger Dell Seddon said...

Such talent. This is a sublime botanical study and I take my hat off to you.

Suzanne McDermott said...

Thank you for showing the extent of your skill. Quite magnificent!