Posts Tagged ‘metallic’
Thursday, September 3rd, 2020
If you’re not looking for murder, perhaps some direction will do.
This is a GPS satellite, painted for a calendar cover to represent both technology and direction needed in 2021. The sunrise is just glinting over the curve of the earth in the background, a reminder that the sun continues to rise, and the atmosphere that we breathe is the thinnest of layers between us and the void.
It’s painted in metallic and opaque watercolors on black paper, so the sky is an even, velvety charcoal studded with distant stars.
Above, you can see the gold of dawn just starting to glint over the Earth’s horizon. Below, the whole of space is laid out in a frame, just waiting to go to its forever home.
Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
I continue to be not dead yet! Things are a bit mad here, and somehow I’ve managed to go over my commissions limit again without meaning to, which means the queue is firmly closed with two people on the waiting list right now. That said, Patreon supporters continue to get their sketches! And someday I’ll have three seconds to put together a sale of all these little ACEOs I have lying around that were either for someone who doesn’t get to keep their card, or just random doodles I did while avoiding the actual requests.
- Mal modeled “frolic” for Andria but apparently disapproved of the result
- Deinvati asked for Cavill and got a leonine Geralt
- the silver and black abstract was just my inner goth playing around
- and Rebecca asked for “space” and got a whole galaxy
- Kim asked for an itchy hedgehog and got this silly thing
- Jeff wanted Captain Christopher Pike and I liked his giant grey bouffant
- Grace asked for a rainbow & is a Virgo, so she got the constellation hiding in this textured rainbow-flag-ish bit of canvas paper
- sekrit patron Rey asked for FREEDOM! in reference to finally leaving his terrible contract job, and I was late but it’s very shiny
- sekrit patron Amber asked for Goosfraba and then had to explain it, lol
- Eric asked for “not so sekrit” now that he’s an official patron, and got spideybutt
- Corinne asked for Raccoon (her cat), and after sending me 17 pics I ended up using one out of my txts from 2 months ago heh
Jealous? Get your own next month!
Categories: Abstract and Just Plain Weird, Completed Commissions, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, People, Figures and Faces, Pretty Words, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of, Whimsical and Strange
Tags: brush and ink, brush lettering, cat, copic marker, duochrome, gay pride, hedgehog, kim, mcu, metallic, patreon, pen and ink, primatek, space, spiderman, star trek, the witcher
Thursday, March 5th, 2020
In this month’s lone abstract painting, shiny paints layer over black paper to get this dreamlike effect.
“The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath” is a novella by horror writer HP Lovecraft, best known for creating Cthulhu and also being hugely bigoted (even for 100 years ago). It’s a fascinating trip into dreams and obsession and madness, like so many of his works, and the painting’s title is a nod to the surreal descriptions that keep his work in our collective memory.
There’s a lot hiding in this painting, full of pigments that shine at different angles, in different colors, that peek through the less-glittery mineral paints and stand out against the black background.
Above, you can see some of the shining paints at a close up and oblique angle, the pigments catching sunlight and showing the layers of texture and detail. Below, it’s in a temporary frame, just waiting for the right dreamer.
Friday, November 8th, 2019
A bright and cheerful change of pace brings us the almost-too-saturated colors of this newest Growth painting.
It owes a lot of its aesthetic to another series, Concentric, but the final image still follows the reaching-out visual language of its quieter predecessors. There’s a sense of light, of motion through space that only a few of its fellow pieces reflect.
The warmth suggests combustion, sparks from a fire, from a meteorite falling and burning on its way to earth. And yet, there’s something solid about the droplets raining down and radiating away from it, so perhaps it will leave an impression after all.
Above, you can see the shine and texture of the golden beads of paint floating atop the orange glow. Below, this bright painting is framed in black to set off its gorgeous colors.
Thursday, September 12th, 2019
The first version of this painting was lost in a tragic house fire. All the humans made it out safe, but the house was a total loss.
And thus we have a second take! Like a dance remix, but with more murder. Some things can never be replaced, and this piece isn’t exactly like its predecessor, but then again, Bucky goes through a lot of changes, too.
I’ve got the Original Six Avengers all done now, plus Bucky. We’ll see who inspires me next!
Above, you can see the star up close, the darker bullet hole in the middle surrounded by thickly painted red. Below, it’s in a frame, waiting for the recipient to find a new home for it to live in.
Thursday, September 5th, 2019
I admit, I just have Marvel on my mind lately. Although he already got his piece in the other series, I had to do a second homage to my problematic fave.
In the comics, when Tony Stark makes himself nanite armor, it lives in the hollows of his bones rather than separate from himself. When this morbid image came to mind, the name slipped in right along with it.
The blue arc-reactor glow at the center of the skeleton’s chest matches its nebula-like halo, while the face and repulsor-swoosh bring the full Iron Man armor to mind.
Above, you can see the arc-reactor’s blue glow and the gold-titanium mask above it. Below, the painting is in a temporary frame, waiting to fly to its new home.
Categories: Floating Gallery, People, Figures and Faces, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of, Zombies, Skulls, and Other Morbid Things
Tags: black paper, for sale, interference, iridescent, iron man, mcu, metallic, skeleton
Thursday, August 1st, 2019
It’s August, how did that happen? Here are the rest of my Patreon sketches from May & June! In part 2, we have:
- Chocolates for Kim
- Castiel for Luna
- Bubble Baby for Amber
- Hope for Grace
Want one of your own? It’s the perfect time to join my patrons — ask and you shall receive!
Categories: Angels, Cthulhu, and Other Myths, Completed Commissions, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, Nudes and Other Sexy Things, People, Figures and Faces, Pretty Words, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Things I'm a Fan Of, Whimsical and Strange
Tags: castiel, metallic, nfs, pen and ink, supernatural, watercolor, word art
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