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Freestyle Fridays Week #44

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.

Colored Pencil Sketch

Added Some WaterColor
Finished Piece "Vandalism in Progress" 2010

Freestyle Fridays Week #43

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.

First Sketch in Sharpie and Blue Pencil
Finished Piece "Totem"

Freestyle Fridays Week #42

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.

Old black and silver background (2 pieces)
New Colorful Background (2 pieces)
Week 42 Finished Piece "Saks"

Freestyle Fridays Week #41

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.

First Step Water Color
Pattern with sketch
Finished Piece "Bad Bread Man"

Freestyle Fridays Week #37

I did this weeks Freestyle Friday, I experimented with a scratch art project. I had my program try this one out. First I layered the crayon on thick. Then painted over the whole thing with Tempra Paint. Last I scratched in the design. This could still use some work. I may switch the Tempra with Acrylic.

Crayon Underlay
Finished Piece "Made from Scratch"

Freestyle Fridays Week #36

This week I took more time detailing and designing the initial sketch. I did 2 sketching sessions of building and blending. I then splashed on some water colors randomly blending them together. I let that dry and then I filled in some of the shapes to fill it out. Finally, I went in with an ink pen and detailed the main figure.

First Sketch
Final Piece "Stranger"