Saturday 24 November 2012

Gruesome Non-toothsome

Coloured up and finished from previous line work...trying out various ideas and techniques. Based on a landlord I once had.

Friday 16 November 2012

I See You! x2

A sneek peek of a couple o' new monsterously ghastly pics I've been making on and off over the last few weeks. Pretty hard to work on when Photoshop won't let you make more than half a dozen actions before crashing each time. When are those new Mac's gonna hit the high street? 'Dear Santa, I have been good all year...tho' I have sworn a lot'. I wanted to get one image done for Hallowe'en - fat chance! Maybe H2013?

Keep smilin'.

Tuesday 13 November 2012

Process of Jordan

(Acrylic on canvas board)

Am doing a bit of old school painting...yeah, with real paints! - remember those? Two reasons: one; because real paints rock, and two; I'm only just coming out of a serious slump of technical issues with hardware and software. Aaaaaargh!
However, the above process of paintings is not recent, but was completed a while ago for my sister-in-law, as a memento of a departed pet. Painting pet pooches or pussy-cats is always to stray into a dangerous arena. I'm thinking of those kitsch pet portraits you can see propped up in a garage sale which only serves to remind you how a rash idea can turn into an offense against humanity... and somehow one that is more easily made than when painting human portraits or landscapes. I hope I've managed to avoid that crime here, but maybe it can't ever be totally avoided. Perhaps the transgression's already made with the choice of the subject matter, before one's painted the initial stroke...ach, move on!