Monday, November 27, 2006


Originally uploaded by Richard N. Smith.
I made this one when I was flying home from my Dad's house in Virginia. It's super uncomfortable for me to fly, so I wanted to do something very soft and mellow. It's a real departure for me, I think it came out well, and I want to do more along this line.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

armored jellyfish

armoured jellyfish
Originally uploaded by Richard N. Smith.
Did this one for the Creature of the Week competition at The goal was to create a creature which fit the description "Armored Jellyfish". I think all the figure drawing is helping me work with color and composition better. Still got a ways to go though.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Frigure drawings in Culver City

Originally uploaded by Richard N. Smith.
These are some drawings I did at a figure drawing session in Culver city. The model was super defined, like a Bridgeman drawing.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Sunday, November 12, 2006

marble bust

marble bust
Originally uploaded by Richard N. Smith.
I went to the Getty museum with a couple friends today to do some sketches. I wanted to do a painting of a marble statue, and try and pick up the subtle changes in hue that happen. That worked ok, but I feel like I didn't capture the face.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Trip to San Francisco

I did this piece on a hill in San Francisco proper. I wanted to catch the hues of the shadowed victorian houses it a loose way.

This is from a cafe in Tiburon, a wealthy town a ferry ride away from San Francisco. Lisa had a conference here. In the picture the sun is setting, casting a warm glow on the mountain range in the distance.

Here's a mid-morning shot of some trees in a plaza in Tiburon.