oil painting again after a lengthy break for the last couple months and finally i’m starting to acclimate a bit.
oils seem to be a catalyst for creative change and breakthroughs somehow?
painted test pressings
faux studio photo bro
lookin better burned
Here is a quickie warmup from a few nights ago, again on the worst, 40 year old legal 20# copy paper you can imagine. Spraypaint splatter, ink, pen, and fattened – if lively – emperor bust. Thank you for looking. please comment or write to me? i only get bots here.
besides cropping, the phone numbers i had to hide below and the vector nectar watermark, this is untouched post scan-wise. The paper is probably 40 year old 20# legal paper that an old friend gave me years ago. drawn from life, vintage dress on ancient dress form. tryin a get back in the swing after a very rough couple weeks there. bear with me pretty please? thank you kindly for looking.
Somehow i have to get a few of these books. For now i will spare you most of the piss poor hands i studied from the volume JUST devoted to hands. I’m tryin to loosen up and draw in graphite again. Finding that i want to treat it like ink sorta. Not the right way to look at it.
Graphite is grey, after all.
And here’s a costume ref concept from a fun project i’m crankin on right nowz – inked on the crappiest, bleediest paper you can imagine. woot only 98 more pages of it to use. :-/
Technically, the extra arms shouldn’t be … posed … but at this point i cant resist the chance to emote more hands.
Haven’t posted much here since mid december – trying to get the kinks worked out of my domino stack of social media updates to make life easier. Lots more to show very soon!
Critiques? End treatment going to be basically black and white or at least monotone, and subjectively it will be an arch over a somewhat squarish 7 x 8.5 page… For comics portfolio. Thanks for looking!