Thursday, February 28, 2008

Oil Work in progress . . .

Not the greatest picture . . . a bit dark. When I finish, I'll have some nice pictures taken of it. This is a few hours worth, still blocking in values and what not . . . the final will be in color, but more of a subtle approach.
18" x 20" Oil on linen.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Drawing and Painting like a MADMAN!

Working on a lot of stuff and will be posting new work soon, but for now, here's a rough block in self caricature that I started last night as well as a screen shot of my Tim Burton painting . . . normally doesn't take me so long to finish a painting, but right now I'm in the middle of about 15 new paintings. Tonight I will be dusting off my oils and working on a couple oils that i've been working on.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Deval Patrick

Deval Patrick, for The Weekly Standard. Got a call to do this job late yesterday afternoon. Worked a bit last night, final due today . . . all in all took me about 12 hours to complete. This quick of a turn around pushes me in many areas, definitely a challenge woth the while.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Jailbird Doodles

Monday, February 18, 2008

Ismael Roldan

A little pencil sketch of my friend Ismael Roldan.

Sketches 'N Such!

A little doodle I did on my laptop while watching a movie with my wife. Drawn with sketchbook pro.

Went to the mall this weekend with my wife . . . let's just say she's in the dressing room long enough for me to escape and do a few quick sketches . . . . I was drawing the fellow on the left when the WOMEN entered my line of fire . . . did about a 45 sec thumbnail of her . . . . the guy on the right noticed her too, so I sketched him as well! BTW, these were sketched quick, while the people were walking by, fun practice.

The two sketches on the left were done at the mall as well . . . again real quick as people walked by or stoped to look cool for a minute or two and then went on their way. The sketch on the right is a lady that was sitting up front to the right of me at church . . . I won't show her this sketch . . . even though it's true!

This is a little church sketch I did of Pastor Tom Cameron, he's one of nine pastors at my church, did this while he spoke.

-Seiler Out.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Tom Fluharty

I'm working on my first book, it'll be out this June! Imaginism Studios is putting it out, and traditionally their books always feature guest artists. I'll give away more on the book in the next month or so, all I'll say for now is I have an AMAZING line up of guest artist that will be featured in the back of my book. I'm sketching each one of them for that section of the book. So here's one of the eleven amazing guest artists who will be featured in my book . . . . Thomas Fluharty!

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Obama Steamroller for The Weekly Standard

Friday was a crazy day for me. I was called late Thursday night by my friend Philip at The Weekly Standard. He asked if I could do an Obama for him, but at the time he didn't know yet what they wanted me to draw, said he'd have an idea by morning. Thing is, the drawing had to be finished on Friday as well, so another quickie was in the mix. I don't mind, it's good practice, keeps you fresh, and I like a good challenge. Only thing, is for the past week, I had been fighting a cold and on Friday, I had a fever and my cold was at it's worse . . . not the best time to draw and paint.

Early Friday morning I was given the idea for the piece, after finding out what all had to be done I realized that I wouldn't be able to do a painting, so I decided to do more of a sketch with a dash of color under the sketch. The bottom two are the sketches in prep for the final "sketch" or drawing. All in all I did this in about five hours, again something a bit different from me.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Sketch for Business Week

This is a quick sketch that I just did for Business week. They wanted something very loose, sketchy, and washy. Very similar to a Billy Joe that I did a while back. They also wanted a darker palette. The sketches below the final sketch were done in prep for the job, trying to come up with a concept or idea for the drawing. They wanted to show that this guy is headed for a tough year. I right away thought of the roadrunner cartoons and thought it would be funny to have him leaping off a cliff . . . turns out they wanted something much more simple and even less detailed, more loose, more sketchy. It's fun every once and a while to do something quick and loose. BTW, the final was done with a BIC ballpoint pen, with a few washes of watercolor . . . drawn in my sketchbook.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Coming to a Finish!

I'm finishing up this job this weekend . . . boy it's been a long one . . . hopefully I'll be able to post the whole painting soon. Thanks for stopping by. Next on the drawing board is a smaller illustration for Business Week, I'll post that soon as well.
Take care.
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