Santa brought me a new macbook, and now it doesn't take forever to load photos, so I can actually update this thing. Here are some pieces I completed the last semester. These are portraits of homeless veterans from NYC. I would bring them food and attempt to interview them while sketching. I had interesting conversations with some of them, while others refused everything but the food. Many of these pieces still need work, but I think the idea of unfinished work relates to this subject. Hope you enjoy.
Between the poor internet signal at my apartment and the fact that my computer has almost died several times the last month- posting has been difficult. I'm getting better at managing my projects, and I'm going to try to update this thing regularly. Excuses aside, NYC is amazing, its impossible to be uninspired by this city. I'm currently addicted to the met, I saw my first Toulouse-Lautrec and it was a life changing experience. Heres a pic of a gouache painting on cardboard, inspired by Lautrec. When I was looking at places to live I was introduced to this young man named Jesus and I had to paint him.
I'm going to post pics of my studio space and apartment so stay tuned.
I would like to bring to people something like happiness. I would like to discover a method so that if I want it to rain, it will start right away to rain. If one of my friends is ill, I'd play a certain song and he will be cured; when he'd be broke, I'd bring out a different song and immediately he'd receive all the money he needed.
I leave for Manhattan on Thursday, and I still have a ton of stuff I need to do. I'm very excited but I'll feel better when I'm all moved in. I painted this about a month ago, I thought it'd be appropriate. oil on wood.
Digital painting from a sketch I did awhile ago. I'm going to try to include as many process photographs as possible with my posts-I always learn the most from other illustrators when I can see their process. Enjoy.
So the original plan was to learn dreamweaver this summer and design and publish my website (jppeer.com), but I don't have the program on my mac and it has been hard to find time with the program. So while I work at dreamweaver I will use this fancy blog with the idea it will eventually be linked to my site.
Though I ate it as a web developer I have been productive this summer with my artwork. I draw just about everyday-so I'm going to try to update the blog daily with a new work. enjoy!
heres a 30 min quickie using gouache and a scrap piece of paper.