I worked on this over the last couple of weeks. Freestyle with pen & ink. I added some water color washes and splashes.
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This Week I rocked some ballpoint! First I roughed in some areas with a character. I was focused on extending the eyes. I took some time to really detail with the ballpoint. Then I went in and finished it with water colors.
This week I decided to revisit a piece I did in ’99 called “Vandalism In Progress”, The concept was to catch the motion of a tag in one piece, In a Cubist sort of way. I sketch the different hand poses out, over laying them on top of each other. Then I filled in with Water Color. Added highlights and outlines with Gouache. Went back in with some colored pencil to finish them off.
Got my oil changed yesterday at STS when I was waiting I looked through the Magazines and saw a picture of a stone statue in the middle of a rain forest. As soon as I saw it I grabbed a sharpie and started a quick sketch. When I got home I cleaned up the sketch and added some water color and colored pencil work to it.
This is a quick piece I did using spray paint and acrylic some paints react differently with different markers. I had the black and white canvases for a while and did the black and silver background. I decided that I wanted the background more colorful and the letters to be simpler and more subdued. I took the pieces outside and gave them a few squirts of paint. I let it dry overnight Then rocked the piece with paint markers.
A few weeks ago I went to panera bread to get some take out. when I left they gave me this bag that has a baguette pattern printed on it. I knew at that moment I had to paint it! I first tried some water color, which really didn’t change the color the way I had hoped. So I got out the acrylics. using the pattern I filled in all the sections letting some areas show thru. Next I did a quick sketch of a character in black. I made sure when I painted it to follow the pattern but change the color and shade.
Started Out with water color and blowing the drips with a straw. Then I sketched in the characters, added the designs with an ink pen. Added some more ink line work and detailed with water color.
Started by adding some water color blends. Added the character with water color and colored pencil. Detailed it with water color and more colored pencil.
Did the first layer with tea, water color and water color pencils. I then added the details with Colored pencil and ink pens.