Thursday, September 10, 2015

BRAINSICK: Precipice & Sans Warning

BRAINSICK : Precipice
9x12 mixed media on Crescent Rendr paper

BRAINSICK : Sans Warning
9x12 pen and marker on Crescent Rendr paper

Spontaneous art is rare for me these days. Whereas in high school I created much of my work on the fly, now I'm lucky if I don't overthink myself out of finishing x number of ideas.

A couple days ago, I made a sketch I rather liked:

Sketchbook version of Precipice.

I decided to redo it directly on a free sheet of paper. Crescent Rendr paper is wonderful: absolutely nothing bleeds through to the other side. (However, time allows certain marker colors - yellows, in my experience - to cause a bloom on the other side after a couple years.)

Sans Warning is a rework of "Shakin' Like Tremolo" - a spontaneous 2005 drawing:

2005 and 2010 renditions "Shakin' Like Tremolo." Inspired by The Cars' "Moving In Stereo."

It felt wonderful drawing these new pieces. Seeing as INKtober is around the corner, I need to rekindle my ink-madness and get ready for a month of new drawings! I want to elaborate on old and new concepts - hopefully without making anything too similar to what I've done already.

The sketch page of Precipice was drawn to Porcupine Tree's "The Sky Moves Sideways (Alternate)."

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Oaxacan Toucan - DONE!

Wing coverts impressed with a stylus.
Primed with Lyra Color-Giants, finished with Prismacolors.

I decided to color in some of the impressed lines on the bill.

Right wing finished!

The ARM-adillo was helpful for keeping wanted colors organized.

My original five Color-Giants are getting smaller and smaller.

11x14 colored pencil on Strathmore Windpower vellum bristol paper
approx. 17.6 hours

The Oaxacan Toucan is DONE! I finished her in time for a small gallery showing on Wednesday; I have large prints ready to sell at RCCC in a couple weeks.

For its size, the Toucan was completed in a shorter amount of time than most of the preceding Oaxacan Animals. The majority are 9x12.