Tuesday, October 30, 2012

New Work: "Russian Winter"

The term Russian winter is often used to describe situations of prolonged dreariness, bitter cold, and extreme hardship. And yet, people endure. Within themselves they discover a secret strength. Or perhaps there is some reward that makes it all worthwhile, like bracing the snow and winter winds just to share a warming kiss. 

After surviving many dreary decades under Soviet oppression, Russians are experiencing a new wave of anti-protest and anti-gay laws that seem poised to send their liberties and new freedoms back into the deep freeze. But love can't be stopped by the laws of small minded men no more than it can be stopped by the force of a Russian Winter

The original, as well as limited edition Gallery and Studio prints are available at the special day of release pricing through Midnight ET tomorrow.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

New Release: "Sleigh Bells"

It's Christmas Eve and you're snowed in. Luckily you've got hot cocoa, a crackling fire and someone special to keep you warm, so you don't really mind that it's your turn to fetch more logs outside. Hearing a distant jingle, you look up into the moonlit sky and see a magically, wonderful site... 

Limited Edition prints and greeting cards of "Sleigh Bells" are available from breyette.com

Monday, October 08, 2012

on the drawing board: the under beard

My method of doing beards is to fill in the area with the appropriate dark colors and shading first, then add the individual hairs on top of that.  Don't try to add hairs on top of regular skin tones, like the rest of the face. Of course this is for faces that are large enough on the paper where the hairs would be discernible.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

on the drawing board: just a kiss

Not a lot going on in this pic so there's not much I can show without giving the whole image away.  What's got me excited about this piece is rendering the effects I have in mind that will give it a slightly different look.  But that's not really something I can show until it's done.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

New Release: "Ghouls Gone Wild"

Each with a devilish grin, they knew it was time to take a bite out of this Hallowe'en party. The vampire had been wanting to sink his teeth into his handsome mummy all night. Time to make a move and see if he could raise the dead. A little tug here, a little unwrapping there, and long before dawn they were both a couple of ghouls gone wild. After all, getting undressed for Hallowe'en can sometimes be more fun than getting dressed up for it! 

Ghouls Gone Wild is my first post-show work. In addition to the Original, limited edition Gallery and Studio prints are available for purchase at the special day of release pricing through Midnight ET tomorrow.