Sunday, August 31, 2008

Art Dump v. 2.0

This piece is on Arches paper with Liquitex light modeling paste, watered down acrylic paints and Prismacolor pencils. Seriously, you have GOT to try this paste, it's absolutely fantastic stuff to work with.

This one came from the generic goddess/loa portrait in the post below, which was itself a happy accident. The base is sepia acrylic ink brushed on the edges, with the drawing lightly coloured with the Prismacolor pencils, then another wash of ink over the whole page this time. Before it dried, I took a damp paper towel and washed the ink off the figures. After it all dried I went back over with the pencils and outlined in brown ink.

These are playful journal pages inspired from my latest visit to Jazzgoil's magical studio.

Art Dump

I've been starting something new as soon as I've finished a piece and gotten WAY behind in scanning!
Plus, none of it really pops as much on the computer as it does "for real". This is mainly because I haven't got the photographic talent and my scanner isn't fabulous.
One day I'll get a yen for the digital again but not soon, I think. Getting my hands dirty is far too fun at the moment I just wish I could show it to better effect

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Something quick and simple

Just playing with .005 pens.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Alien Bug?

I don't even know what to title this, really. "Alien Bug" works as well as anything.
This is the result of using my lovely modeling paste on a big sheet of Arches hot-pressed paper, globbing paint all over it, mixing in some chalk and then finding patterns in it.
Somehow this creature came out of it!
The mind is a strange landscape.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Catching up

I've been going nuts with the art journal, and kept meaning to post what I've been working on, but by the time I'd let things dry, I'd been hit with a new inspiration (or new medium to try out) and was already back at it.
I'll start with the newest page and the newest medium: a light modeling paste from Liquitex which I LOVE! I love it so much. I cannot believe I spent so much time trying to get the smoothest base I could find when I could have been making my own textures! This is the best invention since Arches hot-pressed paper. Which, by the way, I will be trying the paste on at some point, because the little journal is starting to feel too little. I think the next journal will be the 8.5" x 11".

The one before Anxiety: Schrodinger Koi

A spread where I was really playing around with printed papers, gloss medium and plain ol' white glue.

I have a few more, but they're not feeling "done" yet. I find myself going back and forth a lot, and even page one is not quite to the point I'm hoping for. I love being able to go back and change and fix or even to paint over it all and start anew. I am so in love with mixed mediums right now it's dopey.