Archive for the ‘Speedpaints’ Category

The Nightmare Eye

This is one of my most recent paintings that kicked off the art challenge that I inflicted upon myself. The challenge is that if I stepped out of my rut and did art regularly, I would eventually treat myself to a new tablet. Nothing gets my brain wheels turning like mindlessly painting clouds, so I […]

May 6, 2015 • Posted in: Speedpaints • No Comments


I haven’t been doing any painting lately. It’s generally because I get frustrated at not having the skills to do the things I want to do, and of course I can’t improve if I don’t work on anything. It’s a vicious cycle I guess. Several weeks ago my friend suggested we set some time aside […]

February 23, 2013 • Posted in: Speedpaints • No Comments

They See Me Trollin’

Ok… this is sort of a cheat entry because I didn’t make it specifically for my blog. I decided to submit it however, because I want to start giving Bag of Bees some love again. The idea is that this will kick start my motivation a bit and I’ll start submitting something here at least […]

January 11, 2011 • Tags: , , , , • Posted in: Speedpaints • One Comment

Hard Drive Failure

In case some of you were wondering why I haven’t had an update in several days, it’s because my hard drive decided to crap out on me. I just now got the new one installed. I am still in the process of installing all of my applications though, so it might still be a day […]

June 3, 2009 • Posted in: Speedpaints • No Comments

Hooded Girl

This started out as fabric practice, which is a bit odd seeing as I didn’t spend that much time on the cloth. Oh, and trees sprouted out of the doodles – big surprise!

Failure Is A Foot

I decided to do a study of my anatomical arch nemesis – the foot. My understanding of the way a foot works beneath the skin is pretty limited, so it came out less structured than I would have liked. There is a bit of blobbiness going on. That’s the point in practicing though, right? 😀

May 22, 2009 • Tags: , • Posted in: Speedpaints • 2 Comments

Lava Flow Meets The Sea

Someone I know mentioned having a dream about lava flowing into water, and it inspired me to paint this. It took me about an hour and a half to do.

May 22, 2009 • Tags: , , , • Posted in: Speedpaints • One Comment

Hand Study

Hands and feet are both very difficult for me to paint, so I decided to do a quick hand study tonight. Done in maybe a half an hour or so. I’ll probably do more of these – and some feet ones as well.

May 21, 2009 • Tags: , • Posted in: Speedpaints • 2 Comments

Melting Crimson Tree

I downloaded some new Photoshop brushes the other day and decided to play around with them a bit. A tree tends to sprout when I’m tinkering. The lighting in this is kind of wonky, but I think the colors are kinda fun.

May 19, 2009 • Tags: , , • Posted in: Speedpaints • 4 Comments

Feathered Back

Someone sent me an image of a green bird and decided I wanted to paint it. This was mainly a color and texture study – and I decided not to follow the colors of the original. I wanted it to be a little darker and more bluey. Yeah. Bluey.