first off, FINALLY and i mean finally painting my own custom art toy. the first 2 that i had tried were majorly botched attempts because i stupidly used the green pen that comes in the box to outline what i was going to paint. well acrylic paint does NOT cover that pen AT ALL, so after layers and layers of paint i gave up and threw them away in a fit of anger. hehe. i re-purchased the trikky because of the cat ears which i'm going to try to make look like my feather/leaf hybrid whatever you like to call it. I don't want her to look like a cat, but we'll see how that goes. the color palette is going to be some of my favorites, lime yellow, magenta, purple, pink, red and grey. i like to mixed pastel colors with bright vibrant colors for some reason. most people would probably think that's odd, but i do what i want! :o)
|work in progress trikky toy (made by kidrobot)|
|workin on the head details|
the next thing i'm working on is actually an assignment in my screenprinting/lithography class which i love. it's such a challenge and i'm terrible at remembering all the steps to the lithography process. anyway, this is the second print that i'm doing, the first one didn't come out as good as i hoped. but this one i have high hopes for. this process is a little different than the last one because i'm etching away the black paint instead of drawing with the greasy crayon. this has been really fun, and i'm just hoping it comes out right. i'm not sure what the first color will be for the print, its a toss up between lime-yellow, magenta, or red. which would be the color of the lips, hair, eyes and parts of the face. the background and the rest of it will be black.
|etching away on the limestone block|
|the slightest error could ruin it!|
finished a new commision, which is a portrait of a friend of the commisioner. it's 5x7 inches mixed medium - ink pen, watercolor, acrylic and collage on tea-stained paper. her favorite color is yellow, which i was happy about. also added a little purple in there of course. I hope she enjoys it.
|on the left: ink pen on tea-stained paper. on the right: completed mixed media|
|starting the painting...figuring out the color palette|
|commision - acrylic on canvas 12x16 inches|
|EPIC FAIL! my idle hands dropped a big canvas onto this one.|
|"Tangled in the Mangroves" acrylic on canvas 16x20 inches|