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Since the last time we talked…
It seems as tho its been quite a long time since I posted. The holidays and the holidays and the holidays… I started to paint again. Its just sort of a reaction to all the Xmas presents I made during the holidays. It all started like this…
IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT… ( insert ominous music here)
I Inherited a box of oil paints from a friend who inherited them from a relative. They had been sitting around for a very long time and almost fell into the trash bag when I thought “that would be a shame to not try them” so I did.
What you are about to see is something you should definitely try at home!!
K so you need to get a canvas (get a cheap one to start) then you need some Paint (I strongly recommend inheriting some) and brushes help too. Next step DRAW or not…
I don’t usually draw to heavily. I did this with an HB in my pencil. This doesn’t have to be really detailed or any thing. I would however say that you should start using a babe with a sword for your subject matter.
Ok now we are talking!! blow in some color and a snake and it could be biblical.
She could have been stabbing a pumpkin but where is the fun in that? It looks good but it might need something more.hmmm
Oh yah and that needed to be a “not a cobra” snake. This one really just happened to me as I was doing it. I did however have a lot of fun. So much that I did several more.
This one Is an over paint. Its a canvas I have had for years that I decided to paint a goat over. You can see that the drawing is heavier than the last one. Its cause I wanted to show what I was doing. I did this in public.
I didn’t stop to take too many in progress pics. I really got into this one.
Another over paint on unstretched canvas. You can paint on it if you want to. I kind of got used to it.
this is a terrible picture. Good thing I am not a photographer. I have done a wet thinned out runny background cause I like the look of drips. Between this and the finished product I put down two more layers of thinned out oils. Man really sorry about the quality or lack of in this photo. All of these can be seen finished with way better pics in the Flat work section of my portfolio.
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If you are worried that I have stopped sculpting don’t be. I just stared a new piece today and its gonna be really cool!