So, I recently bought some new supplies to experiment with. More specifically, I’m mixing inks with watercolors and trying not to make a mess! Anyway, some experiments have been not so successful, and the jury is still out on the one I’m currently working on. I won’t post a picture of it until I know I will be satisfied with the outcome. In the mean time, read a few books, go on a trip, or something.
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Wow, okay, deep breaths …. :)
A few weeks ago, I was contacted by someone who wanted to use my Navy pin-up, this one –> , for a tattoo. After exchanging a few emails and a few ideas about changes that he wanted to make, I couldn’t say no. I mean, my pin-up is now on a living canvas! I can’t think of a greater honor. I only asked for one thing in return, that he send me photos of the process. Joe really came through for me, and here it is:
Pin-up artwork: Mine
Photo credits: Joe McCario
Tattoo Artist: Trevis Stallard
Underground Artworks Tattoo & Piercing
501 N. Main
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Tel: (618) 655-0582
Thank you, Joe, for choosing my work to adorn your skin and thank you to Trevis for your wicked skills!
Branching out and trying some new media mixed with old.
Color pencils and watercolors on Canson watercolor paper, 11×15 in.
I tried a “messier” style of painting today and completed this in around 7 hrs. I’m quite pleased with the outcome, even if I had to fight the instinct to blend, blend, blend :)
I’ve been recently commissioned to do a pinup. It’s nearly finished, but I won’t post the WIPs until it’s finished. In the mean time, I just stayed up all night to get a new painting out of my system.And no, I didn’t picture Elizabeth Taylor when I did this.
- Wacom Intuos 4
- 11×14 @400dpi
- 16 hrs.
- Gem brush by Obsidian Dawn
Changed the flowers, added more strands until my hand fell asleep. Approaching close to 500 paths total.