Tuesday, November 10, 2009

NaNoJouMo- Union


NaNoJouMo- Union
Originally uploaded by lessherger.

I did this image for union. I used it as a technique video as well, you can find it on youtube. I started by putting a THICK layer of white acrylic paint on the background. I scratched into it to write. I used a mask to keep the center area white while I built up layers of color and grunge around it. I then pulled the mask off and added a layer of clear gesso, I could have used white but the clear left the little bits of color that made their way under the mask. I drew the face of the sheep in with soft pencil and white acrylic paint. I then added the original queen of merde image with a dragon from a bacardi ad wrapped around her head. I'm very happy with how this turned out.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

nanojoumo- inspire


nanojoumo- inspire
Originally uploaded by lessherger.

I had to think to myself what inspires me, then I had to think what doesn't? This is my way of thinking about that.

I sketched out the globe behind the figure first and then sketched in the image of the face, uplifted and with a smile. The next time I decide I want to draw a face on the fold punch me in the throat.

I used my ink brush (fine koi water brush filled with india ink) and inked in the face, body and around the world. I used watercolors to add color to the world and deliberately left the face black and white. I colored in the "shirt area" with watercolor pencil. Using a brush I filled in the black background with india ink and a brush. I spritzed the shirt area with water to allow the ink to run down it.

I hit all that with my drier and dried it out. I then used my gelly roll pen to add some fine line doodles and swirls. I used a brush with liquatex silver ink to add more depth and then added some white acrylic to add more swirls and doodles.

You can't see how awesome and neato the silver ink is in the pictures. Also the curve in the face distorts the face more than it is in reality and makes the whole thing look kinda weird in the photo. I'm not overly happy with it as a finished piece, but I tried to make this a little less complex than the last few images I did.

Really enjoying this tea. The benefits are fake but it is super tasty.

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