All art copyright (c) Mike Kloepfer
"The level of achievement that we have at anything is a reflection of how well we were able to focus on it."
-Steve Vai

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Updates on works in progress

Tiger Eyes 01:

[Almost done!!!]
Acrylic, 9x12"

Lady In White:

Graphite, 18x24"


Charcoal, 14x17"

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Studio pix

Is it just me, or is having a floating skull in your studio the coolest thing ever!!!!???!!!

I recently discovered the coolest thing in the world, (next to having an ominous floating skull in your studio):

Empty paint tubes. You mix your paint, fill 'em up and crimp 'em.
Then, anytime you need that shade, it's ready to go!!!


Work in progress:

I'm temporarily calling this one Virgil
Charcoal, 14x17"


Work in progress:

Tiger Eyes 01
Acrylic, 9x12"

The more closely I look at nature, the more I am in awe at the intelligence of its design. It's all there: drama, tension, composition. Everything about the structure, pattern and coloration is designed to direct the viewer's attention to the tiger's eyes.

Here is a step-by-step of the painting so far:

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Easel Cam - what's on the easel at this particular moment? Works In Progress, etc.

map for the book "Fable"
by Lisa Fender
Cover for the book "Fable"
by Lisa Fender



Prismacolor and graphite, 11x17"




Still WIP...

WIP 02/10/11:

Drawing in progress 02/08/11:

Graphite and Carbon on Canson paper, ~5x7" Reference by JoSchwab on DeviantARTA closer look:

Please forgive the image quality - I am using the webcam on my laptop.12/27/10 -
Continuing on with Color Charts...

12/26/10 -
Color charts with my newly developed 'limited palette' of colors, beginning with the straight colors:


Works In Progress