Saturday, September 29, 2012

Painting of fashionista Mayo Mellowness + Making of video

"Mellowness" Acrylic and oilpaint on woodpanel. 30 x 40 cm.
I've made a painting of Mayo Mellowness, I love her style, all the cute details she wears. She just had to painted! Here is her blog:
I've made a making of video with my new camera Canon 5D MK2. I'm going to make more video's of my new paintings.  I often get questions about my painting process and video's are a nice way to show that.
Hand close-up. The lines are drawn with a colourpencil.
Flower close-up. The white lines are drawn with a uni-ball SignoMitsubishi pencil. It's hard to find a nice white ink pencil.
 Layers and lines.
Little owl. In the video you can see that I'm making a necklace of this little owl. (0:46)
She always wears the prettiest dresses. Wish I had a wardrobe like that.  The rough strokes look a little bit like a light flares from a distance.
 Close-up of her shoes.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

"Care" sketch

"Care." Pencil, red pencil, acrylics and ink on Moleskine paper.
 If I'm going to paint this sketch, which I probably will, I want the blocks to be more transparent.
 The focus is more on the eyes than on her mouth now, but when I'm going to paint it the mouth is going to get that attention.
Ever since I was young I loved technical drawings, map and geometrical shapes. I'm going to combine it.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Never Neverland. New painting

Acrylics, oilpaint and ink on wood. 30 x 40 cm. 2012.
This painting is available as a print.
 I painted everyting in transparent layers. I like paintings with different textures.
 I added some thick paint to give some contrast to the painting.
 The white outlines of the leaves are made with ink.
Close-up of her mouth.

I drew everything with pencil and painted the first layers in black and white. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

"Cocoon" painting

 Oil and white ink on wood. 
40 x 50 cm. 

The model had a little gap between her teeth. I think that looks kind of cute.
Close-up of the branches.
This took me some time to paint. Because I drew everything directly on the woodpanel. It's easier the work from the back to the front but I painted the back,  painted the branches, painted the back again, painted the branches again. And oilpaint takes a few days to dry....So I'm using acrylics for the first layers of my next paintings.
 I don't like to wear red. I don't like it in my house. But somehow I like it in my paintings.
 I saw a picture of a moth with a skull on the back of the body. I thought it was nice to add this to the painting.

Friday, September 7, 2012

New painting "Vibe" available as a print.

Oilpaint on wood. 40 cm x 50 cm. 
I started with a serie of personal paintings on wood and this is the first one. I worked from a sketch from my sketchbook. The layers of red and dark interested me. I've drawn the figure with red and addes dark lines on top. 
 Her hair looks like some kind of jelly, different than the sketch I've made. But I have to say that I like both versions now.
Poses like this always interest me when the head is a little upwards, but the most challenging one for me.
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