Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I'm in a creative period, and I have more ideas than I can conquer. A sequel to the book I'm trying to publish, a completely new third book, oodles of paintings, and a cake that is also a working windmill.
Some of my ideas are better than others.
But I thought today I would share with you a painting that I'm working on for t.rex's room. If you remember from this post, his room is light blue with hints of orange, navy, and tan. The theme is "hungry mutant reptile eats things". So this painting features a happy ol' T.Rex in his convertible, going out for a Stegoburger.
Here's the beginning-- a pencil drawing with artist's tape on the back of an old piece of mat board.
Now the details start coming out as I use watered down acrylic to play with the surface.
Or maybe it's the same stage from a different angle.
Now the navy comes in with a lovely, textured wash.
The dino's skin has speckly bits executed by lifting out paint with a paper towel. The car is bits of an old television schedule. The hat is just paint. Jaunty, jaunty paint.
And here's the end result, although I'll probably add a few more dashes before framing it tomorrow and slapping it up on the wall.
Etsy, eat yo heart out!
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