03 septembre 2014

Self-portrait #3

I've been feeling like pure, unrefined, Grade "AAA" shit lately.

I went and asked myself: "What would Dorian tell me to help me get out of this?"
I concluded he would have me paint or draw. I decided to paint this grinning self-portrait.


20 août 2014

Tortoise head

Another watercolor in the painting a day series.
I haven't used watercolor seriously since the late 90's... I feel so clumsy after 15 years...

Tortoise head study, roughly 30 minutes, used this picture for reference.


19 août 2014

18 juin 2014

Teratoma #2

I... I don't know. I'm fascinated by the idea that such a thing can even exist.
I'll be exploring this...


16 juin 2014

Teratoma #1

Some kind of... stream of consciousness sketch... I guess...

I mean... I kinda knew I was going to draw some kind of weird tumor-thing like this. But the fun part is that I absolutely didn't know how it would end up. I just let the pencil do its thing.

All in all, nothing fancy but a fun sketch.

Hope you enjoy.


20 mai 2014

Catfish

Played around with a water brush and an ink brush (both pictured) over a quick coloured pencil sketch.
It was fun to push the pigment around and experiment with the effects.


12 mai 2014

Sparrow

Oil sketch in a narrow palette.
Trying to keep a certain energy in the touch.

Lots of questions but no answers yet. This is good, it means I need to keep on painting.


10 avril 2014

Short Oil Study

Really just for the fun of it.
Going for flow in my brush strokes and balance in my colors.

Also, after... I dunno... 15 years, I made peace with black. We're friends now.



24"x36", oil on canvas.
Private collection.

02 avril 2014

Barnacles Study

I've been playing around with an idea recently...
I can't tell you what it is. And I have good reasons.

I can show you this without compromising my project, though.

Acrylics, fun and oils on canvas.

22 mars 2014

Self-portrait #2


Another experiment in self-portrait.
Tried the Zorn palette for the first time. Was really impressed with the versatility of those colors.

Learned a lot. Enjoyed myself. All in all, a success.

Oil on canvas, 14"x18".

18 mars 2014

Monster Eyes

Other eye sketches inspired by the Cthulhu Mythos for the ArtOrder Tiny Pleasures challenge.

Top: Tsathoggua. Bottom: Azathoth.



Black Prismacolor on watercolor paper.

13 mars 2014

Goldfish Casein Study


Felt like painting a fish today. Fishes are fun to paint.

It was great but the takeaway is that I have to learn to handle paint.

Oh... and that my home-made titanium white isn't worth shit.
It's got all those lumps (when it should be smooth), it's glossy (when it should be matte) and it doesn't close (this morning, as an experiment, I rinsed off a layer of that white I applied to canvas the day I made it with a mere trickle from the tap — the paint is supposed to be waterproof after 8 to 10 days).