Posts Tagged ‘canvas’
Friday, November 9th, 2012
Oranges and reds are some of the hardest colors to reproduce really well in Photoshop, alas. This piece has a great, intense bright orange that lightens up to golden-yellow in one corner, and holds a secret little demon-face in the other that scowls at you from out of the flame, or perhaps is made from it. The texture is enhanced with a bit of brown in the low spots, and the little face got a tiny bit of extra love to pull it out of the background using Copic markers.
Hellfire, 12″x12″ acrylic paint and Copic marker on canvas.
Above, you can see the scowly little demon-face glaring up at you from the canvas. Below, I stepped back and got a photo of it with some of the stuff on my desk, including pens, pencils, and a Jack in the Box Christmas antenna ball, because I am a very special sort of artist.
Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
The stars are clearly right, because we’ve arrived at the answer! For #42 I tried another new thing this week, or really a very old thing in a new way. I broke out my acrylic paints for the background, and then drew tentacles on top with Sharpie oil paint marker. Since it’s on a gallery-wrapped canvas, the image slips around the edges, as you can see where the tentacles sneak off the left edge there.
Tentacle Deeps 42, 12″x12″ acrylic paint and Sharpie oil paint marker on gallery-wrapped canvas.
Above you can see the way the tentacles shine with a different sort of gloss than the background, at least when exposed to the sun and an Instagram filter.
Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
These oil paint tentacles were dry brushed onto their canvas so they’d look smokey and insubstantial, the curls deliberately imitating smoke near the tips as they fade into nothingness. The one on the right that’s all curled around makes me think of smoke rings!
Tentacle Deeps 40, 12″x12″ oil paint on gallery-wrapped canvas.
Above you can see the tentacles at a different angle, catching more of the clear blue afternoon sunlight. I don’t have a framed shot because this piece is finished on the edges and ready to hang without one, and it’s not dry enough yet to set up with my iPhone.