I did this as a conceptual piece for a story I had written. It was a short on the adventures of two toothfairies. I used guash, watercolor, and color pencil.
"Emily's Individuality" I was at a thrift store, looking for I don't know what, when a girl walked by. She had bright orange hair with a crew-cut, a wife beater t-shirt, camouflage pants, and a tatoo on the back of her right shoulder. She stood out like a sore thumb especially in the cookie cutter image of most who live in Provo, Utah. However, as I watched her I was so impressed with how at ease she was in her own skin. She walked with her head up, confident, sure. So I took some of her and mooshed it into an angel who likewise wanted to stand out from the other angels. I used color pencil.
"Lighting The Scene" This was the first oil painting I did in school that I actually dug. My good friend Doug Chamberlain is holding the bounce board. He is a cinematographer in LA and very talented. He shot all of my short films while in college.
This life drawing was one that really gave me some confidence back in the day. I see all sorts of problems with it but I still like it because it was a break through. I think it was 1999. Nupastel.