Whether train, plane, or automobile, you'll probably find me sketching, trying to achieve some level of mastery where I don't even need to think, and being an amazing artist is just second-nature effortlessness. In pursuit of that Excellence I've made just one discovery--
I'm an idiot.
The more I sketch, the more I learn, And the more I learn, the more knowledge I have to recall and really consider while shading her upper lip or whatever on a bouncy bus.
So! Instead of achieving effortlessness, I'm achieving the opposite--being able to put in more effort, more thought, more design. I still have a heck of a long way to go to be Excellent, but here are a bunch of drawings from over the course of the last year.
Some water colors I've finally gotten around to scanning in--Morro Bay, Descanso Gardens, Lacy Park, a few from Spain (whilst sailing, using beer instead of water-- photo courtesy of Francesca Garattoni), wildfire smoke seen from my balcony in Pasadena, Downtown LA, camping at Mt. Pinos, and one Frazetta master copy.
I've been a big fan of the compositions & lighting in this movie and decided to use some new brushes to do some quick film studies. I realized at some point my aspect ratio was wrong, so forgive the squish-ed-ness...
Faithful onlookers of blogs, and/or Trekkies!
I have not given up, i have a few more to go including this new one of the 'Prise gettin tractor beamed, as well as this updated Guardian of Forever (just needed something going on in the Background--do you agree?)
so these were mostly done a few months ago, but then this beautiful baby boy got born:
That's my new son, Miles Markowski! But real life and work has resumed as usual, back at WB for a time, working on Beware the Batman, a few Green Arrow shorts and a Batman short, all before I start my new job at LEGO!!! Life is good, and super busy, but finally I found time to finish these--
the first is a tribute to all those great old episodes where they land on planets that have a whole Greek/Roman thing:
And the second is a possible fate of the Enterprise as shown to Kirk by the Guardian of Forever! Enjoy!
Also, if there are any Powers-That-Be out there, reading this blog, the amazing Jim Krieg wrote a script...
After 3 long, grueling sessions, we finally finished painting the 30'x 5' mural I designed in the previous post! It would not have been done, had it not been for the small army of painters I had to help!
Here are some photos of the werk, courtesy of Miguel Lee, Raina Ramirez and Paul Rogers: