April 16, 2015

100 Watercolors #72 - Mischief Managed

When I hear the phrase "Mischief Managed" I think Harry Potter and the Marauder's Map.  I'm not sure how that association led to this idea, but it did influence the hair color of the mischievous neighbor.  George Weasley is out there somewhere, and I'm not sure I'd want to live next to him!

The next theme: I Can't!

April 14, 2015

100 Watercolors #71 - Obsession

This has got to be the most complicated drawing I have done so far for this project.  In some ways that made it easier to work on, because there were lots of little areas to fill in, instead of larger areas that are easier to mess up with the watercolors.  It sure did take a long time to paint though!

The cats pictured include my current cat Webby, my previous cat Nibs, Liz Prince's two cats Wolfman and Dracula and Nate Beaty's cats Carl and Eva.

The next theme: Mischief Managed!

April 9, 2015

100 Watercolors #70 - 67%

I liked the idea of this one a lot, even though I hated playing baseball as a kid.  I grew up in Seattle, so I decided to have the pitching side be the Mariners.  I asked one of my old high school buddies who still enjoys baseball who the Mariners' arch-nemesis team was and he said the Oakland As.  This might seem like a contradiction, since they would currently be my home team, but like I said, I don't care about baseball at all, so I wasn't too invested in either of these teams.

The next theme: Obsession!

April 7, 2015

100 Watercolors #69 - Annoyance

As soon as I saw the word "annoyance," this idea popped into my head.  People using their cell phones during a movie is one of my real pet peeves.  Especially when they make no attempt to lower the brightness of their screen!  AGH!

I very loosely based the composition and colors of this illustration on my favorite Edward Hopper painting, New York Movie.  I was also pretty pleased how the highlights on the jerk's face turned out.

The next theme: 67%!

April 2, 2015

100 Watercolors #68 - Hero

When this theme came up, I was determined to not draw anything having to do with superheroes.  The end result may be a bit sentimental, but what can I say?  Most of the heroes I've had in my life have been the incredible teachers I was lucky enough to have.  I think the world would be a much better place if we diverted more funding and resources to teachers and the public education system.  Teachers make the world a better place in a very real way!

The next theme: Annoyance!