Art Vlog 002

This vlog explores a work in progress, showing the various layers, such as the drawing layer over the color layers. I also discuss a claim mace by the editor of Hyperallergic (a very popular online art magazine) that art is not transcendent and never has been. Apparently art is about resisting power on your own…

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Work in Progress: Aliens and Spaceships #2, War of the Worlds

At this stage I’m still working on the design. The composition is somewhat what it will be, but the aliens and spaceship are on different layers, will be arranged and sized optimally, and  obviously I haven’t tackled the background yet.

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Detail of Work In Progress

Something new, unexpected, and a bit different as a result of testing out some new techniques. A couple more days and should be finished. This is less than a quarter of the image.  

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Work In Progress: establishing composition

I managed to collage in people in tubes for the background from “This Island Earth”, which is where the original mutant comes from.

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Impasto thought bubble with drips, done digitally

Been working on the digital paint, and the shape of the thought bubble, and just added the drips.

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Monster Maiden #3 underway.

This one’s based on the “mutant” from “This Island Earth”. The first two I made up, but I thought for a twist and to attract more people, for this one I’d use a recognizable 50’s monster. I’m just blocking out the basic form, then I’m going to “rig” it, so I can pose it. I’m…

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Monster Maiden(s) #2 in progress

Oh no, there’s two of them! I’m almost ready to put them in color, which is the next stage. It’s going to be tricky. I don’t want to lose the intricacy and shading, especially when it goes into the digital impasto painting phase. What background? Who knows? If you saw Monster Maiden #1, that one…

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Work in Progress

I did all of this in a day, and it’s only as big as it appears. I’ll make it bigger when I do the fine tuning. As it is a lot of imagery is suggested, and the more you look the more things you’ll find. One course to take at this juncture, which I usually…

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Detail of work in progress

I’m working on this in layers, though that might not make any sense. Anyway, here’s a section in its current state. ~ Ends

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Painting stage is underway

I don’t always work in the same way, but for this type of piece the ideal method would be to do a line drawing, then a shaded drawing, then a color version, and finally a painted version (of course I do this all digitally these days). Here I’ve started the painted version. Looks promising. This…

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Detail of center panel in progress

[Note: this is zoomed out, and this section isn’t finished.] I’ve been working on the “painting” portion, and it’s been getting a bit tedious. Not compared to the meticulous sorts of things other people do, unless you count all the Blender work that went first. Now it’s starting to get somewhere. In the first panel…

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Detail of work in progress

Decided to take a break from the robots and knock something else out. This should be finished tomorrow. You’ll never guess what it is from the detail.

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Work in progress, confrontation

New work underway. Still in the initial sketchy phase. This time I’m working in the near polar opposite way of the last piece. No drawing first. I’m just blocking in color, and rather clumsily at that. Later it will take on a very painterly and Expressionistic flavor, I think. Depends on my imagination, which I…

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