Shiny, Shiny, Shiny. I’m having fun with this new off shoot of Defensive Postures. Which is strange, because thinking about the illogically couched logical conclusions of the series makes me sad. The titling of this piece was in reference to video games. You yourself escape, you also complete somebodies business plan. the act of getting away powers the machine. In other news, on my vacation I went to Dick’s Classic Garage in San Marcos, Texas and the San Antonio Zoo. Loaded up on Pics.
A new painting in the Defensive Postures series. This one sprung from the picture I was using as a desktop pic since I inadvertently changed it during Honeybear Massacre. I really like the head on the palace guardian lion, and since I used his legs in Honeybear, I figured why not throw in the head. I really like the blue stencil over the city. Have be careful not to overuse it.
A few words about how I work. I use slow drying acrylics and very thin acrylics made by Golden Acrylics. I have adapted an old masters technique (my understanding of it) to suit these media. First I will do a detailed charcoal(nero) sketch on the aerosol surface. This tends to come up in acrylic washes, so I’ve taken to illustrating a dark and light comic style illustration that will withstand washes. Over this I glaze burnt sienna slow dry. This establishes the middle tone. I reestablish the lights. and darks, blending them in wet on wet. What then stands is a tricolor underpainting. Like the old masters, I will glaze colors over this toned skeleton. this resembles coloring a photograph. Opaque highlights follow, usually with high flow thin acrylics. Pictured is a comic style underdrawing from a new painting. Sometimes they come out nice. This one I might actually redo on the computer to do a silkscreen run.