Danger's Art Pad

Danger's Art Pad

Monday, November 14, 2011

Oil Figure study for Class

So this semester has been my first working with oils, and I really like it. I'm definitely still learning who's who and what's what, and certainly will be for the rest of my life, but I feel like I'm getting more used to the medium, and the process is slowly becoming more understandable. The figure above was painted from a live model over several sessions in the past couple weeks. The class starts at 8 am on Monday mornings, so I'm proud that any of us are producing creative images at that time (which my classmates really are). The textured masonite I experimented with on this painting and the academic-grade oil paints I'm using to learn on can be thanked for the bright glare on the background colors.  There will probably be more of these to put up in the coming weeks, and there will certainly be more personal and work projects popping up in oil.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Big Daddy Wehrmacht Projekt

I did another shirt-for-painting trade with my pal Shaky this Fall (the original being my Creatue painting for his Robert Williams-inspired Triumph shirt last Summer), in which I was to do a painting of Ed "Big Daddy" Roth in exchange for a monster shirt of me on my little Honda. Shaky sent me the Honda shirt (which turned out great!) about a month ago, and I decided yesterday (after getting the painting itch from looking through the Maynard Dixon book I just bought with the prize money from the German Week contest comic below) that I had better get moving on holding up my end of the bargain. I first did the layout/line study off of an old photo of Big Daddy in one of his "Surfer Helmets", seen here at the bottom of the pile, to the scale that the final painting will be, 8"x10". I then created a miniature version of the line drawing (middle image) to fit the 2.5"x 3.5" illustration board card that I did the quick, basic value study on in gouache (the top image). The final will be in oils, also in black and white. I'm also thinking of doing an inked version of the smaller line drawing for another art trade which is currently in the works with another hip monster artist, so that will be posted as well, if things go as planned. BIG DADDY IS OUR LEADER!