Teetering Bulb Little Fictions

July 17, 2009

Fake Moustache Party

Filed under: Portfolio,study — Kurt and Zelda @ 11:50 pm


Watercolour on Strathmore 500 Series Plate Bristol 3 Ply . 7″ x 10″.

Getting more and more comfortable with watercolour. This is a little painting I did
for my birthday invitation. More people whose watercolours I adore: Mike Mignola,
Mark Chiarello Jon J. Muth, and John Singer Sargent. -Z


Filed under: client work — Kurt and Zelda @ 2:12 pm



Pencil sketch. Photoshop color. 300 dpi.

A huge thank you to Jon Schindehette for giving us an opportunity to work with Wizards of the Coast.
These were done for an article for Dragon Magazine.

July 16, 2009

Film Stills studies

Filed under: study — Kurt and Zelda @ 10:40 pm

film stills alt

Watercolour on Strathmore 500 Series Plate Bristol 4 Ply . 7″ x 3.5″.

Getting a little more comfortable with traditional media! These are drawn with pencil, spray fix is added to set the pencil. A thin layer of Chinese White watercolour is brushed on. After it is dry, a mid tone is added. The Chinese White acts as a resist. The highlights can then be smeared away. Secrets worth so much!
A huge, enormous thank you to Burt Silverman, Rebecca Guay, George Pratt and David Levine for existing. Frame stills copied from www.leavemethewhite.com -Z

July 15, 2009

Film Still studies

Filed under: study — Kurt and Zelda @ 1:22 pm


Watercolour on Strathmore 500 Series Plate Bristol . 7″ x 3.5″.

This studies were done entirely in watercolour (with just a miniscule splash of Photoshop.)
Each one took about 3 hours. Being comfortable with my wacom + photoshop,
I’ve grown terrified of traditional media. Trying to overcome that now. A huge thank you
to Rebecca Guay for teaching me how to pick up a brush at IMC, Andy Reiss for the
introduction to David Levine, and McLean Kendree for giving me the idea of copying
film stills. Painting these reminds me how much your brain craves values and simple shapes.
Film stills were gleaned from Frame Filter. -Z

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