Sunday, December 30, 2007
I go painting with my dad quite often. This last weekend we went to Paramount Ranch. If you haven't been there to paint plein air, you're crazy! It has an old ghost town-looking set that was the backdrop for Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman and many other western sets from 1927 until present day. Here are my gouache efforts. The smaller two are 1.5" x 2.5" done in my moleskine sketchbook and the larger painting is on about 5" x 7" piece of illustration board. If you want to see my dad's he'll post it soon at his blog: http://sketchpainting.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Hey, art blog friends! I am graduating this weekend from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. For all you people around the L.A. Area, this coming Friday on August 17th from 7:00PM until 10:00 PM, is the Art Center Graduation Show. Come check out the show and say "Hi" if you happen to recognize me standing next to the artwork you've seen posted on this blog over the last few years. www.artcenter.edu
Posted by Craig Mackay at 1:25 AM
Friday, July 27, 2007
I decided to use the animation background I posted earlier to create a fun Robin Hood story using animals in the place of people for my Advanced Sketching for Illustration final painting. Wait, ...Robin Hood...animals in the place of people...that's so original!
Posted by Craig Mackay at 2:41 AM
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
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Tuesday, June 05, 2007
I'm getting back into traditional painting and I have to say I love it. This is an acrylic painting. I didn't finish working on the clown man's hands, obviously. I probably spent more time than I should have working on his head. I only show the girl's cropped face for the same reason. Hopefully I'll get a full painting in next time.
Posted by Craig Mackay at 6:35 PM
Saturday, June 02, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
I'm currently working with Ricardo Delgado on an Independent Study project where he is art directing me on a fantasy story he devised where I will create characters, props, environments, and finally a painting of a moment including all the elements together. Lots of new work for my final semester at Art Center! These sketches, including the slightly painted top image, are stylized towards more of an animation look. The unfinished painting at the bottom is more realistic looking in its proportions and design.
Posted by Craig Mackay at 2:07 AM
Friday, May 18, 2007
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Sunday, March 18, 2007
In this exercise for my Background Painting class I made a series of abstract acrylic paintings and scanned them into Photoshop and cropped in on a random area. After doing that I digitaly painted a made up scene on top of the scanned image using the basic elements of the composition that existed in the cropped area. The top image is of course the acrylic painting croped and the second image shows 3 color variations on the digital painting.
Posted by Craig Mackay at 1:56 AM