Monday, May 07, 2012

Deena Bean Happy Birthday!

May 7, 2012

   The Deena Bean turns 33 today. Happy Birthday California Girl! Seems like about two minutes ago you looked like this:

Spent much of the weekend seeking out the secrets of "Last Light On Morningstar". Even went up the road with my watercolor pad and sketched the scene from a variety of locations along the road. Whipped out a dozen more studies, like this one, number 93:

And this one, number 99, which I did this morning before coming into work:

Still not getting the glow of the last light right, but I keep pushing it. The design is better.

Meanwhile, trying to streamline and simplify my Wyatt Earp portraits for the Buscadero story:

Trying to strip it down even further with Patrick Nagel as my inspiration:

Trying to give Brett Smith some running room for color.

"Your spark can become a flame and change everything."
—E.D. Nixon