I've been wanting to try a classic food still-life for a while, but finally found inspiration from the L.A Foodie podcast. Having never tasted a McRib before, nor eaten meat for over 16 years, I gave my review from the perspective of someone who couldn't possibly like it.
You can listen to it here.
I set up a an arrangement of objects and lit them with candlelight. I had to use two sandwiches because my dog ate the first one.
I recorded the entire process and condensed it into a 2-minute movie...
This is a recent portrait I completed of Dr. Larry Palmer, a professor of neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania and specialist in visual biology. It hangs in the neuroscience lecture room at the University of Pennsylvania.
It started with a meeting in his lab, where I took a series of reference photos of him in his element. We captured different angles and expressions, and from studying those, I produced a series of pencil sketches to work out the likeness, personality and composition. This evolved into a color thumbnail in Photoshop, and by refining this, it ultimately became the finished portrait, which was printed onto canvas and framed.
The Robot Rumpus Store is finally open, and I have my first prints to offer. By popular demand, I will be offering high-quality, limited edition prints of two digital paintings. If it gets a good response, I may offer more in the future. If you like them, please spread the word! Thank you.
My first Gallery showing is coming up in downtown LA! I'll be showing four digital still life paintings. The theme of the show is "home," and my contributions will feature objects of nostalgia, including action figures and Nintendo cartridges.