Well, I’ve been working on getting an online store front going. I am anal for details, and so this is taking much longer than I anticipated. Every time I finish one step, that step leads to 3 new steps I didn’t realize I’d need to do.
I hope to have some better new stuff to post soon, but in the meantime, here’s a colour version of my Croc Eye quick sketch, and some clouds I drew because I’ve never drawn them before. All digitally hand drawn in GIMP.
First, the Croc Eye:
Now the clouds.
Version with an extra cloud and sunrise background:
I use exclamations so as to trick you into thinking this is exciting and interesting stuff!
I really like these colours, so you’ll probably be seeing more of them…
Well speak of the devil!
OK, a lot more, but if another artist can paint a blue dog multiple times, and another can just stick a big rope to a canvas, surely I can be forgiven for recolouring all my work in this colour scheme. (Wow that came out sounding a LOT more condescending than I intended… which is to say I intended none at all. OK, maybe a smidgen about the rope.)
This particular one is spoken for, but if you’d like a painted version of any of my swirly designs, (ones already existing, or new requests) they are $20 CDN plus shipping. You can choose the background colour, or let me pick for you.
You may have noticed a partial blue rose picture I posted a while ago, which was done as an experiment. I have numerous small canvases with random painting experiments done on them, does anyone else do this? Do you think I can sell them as abstract art?
Where was I?
Oh yes. Well, I made a finished piece based on the experiment. This is a “painting” (If it’s on canvas, my mind declares it as a painting.) of one of my digital scribbly paintings, drawn in a similar fashion using ball point pens over a blue marker background on 8×10 inch wrapped canvas.
The scan isn’t great… who knew a $30 printer/scanner would wind up being a hunk of crap? Weird. And it doesn’t achieve quite the level of detail that I can get on the digital version, but I am rather happy with it.
First here is my usual acrylic paints and ink on stretched canvas, it is meant to be a set with a Betta painting I posted earlier.
And the same design, finished in mixed media. Watercolour pencils for the main body colour, and outlined in black ink, then sealant, and then a wash of acrylic inks over the sealent to give it that blotchy look, on Terraskin paper
And finally the same design in watercolour, on watercolour paper, and outlined using black ink fine-line pen. This one I think is my favourite.
Acrylic paint and inks on stretched canvas, as usual. I’d really like to try oil painting, in case I haven’t mentioned it. It scares the bejeebus out of me though. I’ve tried watercolour and I really need to practice more in it as well, but my colours always end up blending in to one blob.