20100429

Robert Johnson

20100202

BB


A drawing of B.B. King using a blue ballpoint pen on moleskine.

20090722

Jimmy Fallon iPhone Painting





My iPhone painting of Jimmy Fallon is on his site! Go here to check it out. Also, click below to watch the 'making of' video.




20090713

Warm Heart Watercolor


I was recently asked to illustrate the phrase "Malawi: the warm heart of Africa". Due to a quick deadline, I decided to bust out the watercolors.

I hadn't used watercolors in well over 5 years, so it was fun to revisit the medium. I'll take you through the process below.

I began with a rough sketch:



I then washed in the skin tone:



Starting with the eyes, I began to focus on the details. I also darkened the darks and added rich medium tones. I love to approach painting as a sculptor would--shaping and constructing the face with color:


Continuing with details, I focus on the nose and mouth. Finally, I work on the ears, shirt and add final highlights to complete the painting seen above:

20090706

Latest iPhone Fingerpainting




My latest iPhone painting has been posted on MercyMe's site. Thanks for the posting, fellas!




(click to view video)

20090627

RIP MJ



Saddened by the loss of a musical legend, I painted Michael on my iPhone.

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20090625

iPhone Brushes Painting of Shaq



As many of you already know, I've been on a crazy mission to paint people's twitter profile pics on my iPhone using the Brushes app. The latest iphone finger painting is of the recently traded Shaquille O'Neal. Enjoy!

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20090624

Cory Commision Pt 1


I always love to see how artists work! I like to watch an empty canvas or a rough sketch become something beautiful.

Recently, my friend Cory Basil commissioned me to paint a caricature for him. His only instructions were to include a raven with attitude. Sweet!!!

Over the next few posts, I will take you through the process and show you how I work.

First, I begin with a thumbnail to get the composition and idea down.



Next, I begin to rough in color to set the overall tone and mood. At this point, very little attention is paid to likeness and it is kept super loose. The key here is color and mood.

To be continued....

20090617

iPhone Brushes Painting of John Mayer



Lately, I've been having fun with twitter. Just for fun, I've been painting people's twitter profile pics....on my iPhone with the Brushes app. Here's one I did of @johncmayer. If you're totally bored, you can follow me at www.twitter.com/joshcassidy.

Here's the vid:

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You can also see a bunch of other ones at: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheJoshcassidy

20090606

iphone Self Portrait



This is a self portrait that I painted on my iphone using the Brushes app. Enjoy!

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20080706

Michael Hyatt


Commission piece for CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishing.

20080618

Paul Pierce


Here's a quick painting/sketch I did of the Finals MVP. Paul Pierce tore it up!

20080610

Coldplay



These guys are dope. Can't wait to hear the new album.

20080603

Ken Davis



Commission piece for a comedian. This dude's funny!

20080528

Something Different



Here's a little something different. Sorry for the sparse posting, I've been working on a few commission pieces.

20080509

Candidates




20080430

Eric Clapton




Man, I love this guy! I think a little too much.

20080425

Gnarls



20080421

Randy Elrod




Commission for a fellow blogger.

20080417

The House That Ruth Built

20080411

MJ



20080405

A-Rod



20080404

The Office



John Mayer



20080403

Steve Nash




Cover of 'Freethrow' (Official program of the Phoenix Suns)


20080402

No Country





This dude's got a creepy, creepy face--so I wanted to paint it.

Shaq




Cover of 'Freethrow' (Official program of the Phoenix Suns)

20080324

Hill




Cover of 'Freethrow' (Official program of the Phoenix Suns)