Friday, June 24, 2011

Wallpainting process 2

 Naughty mushrooms. Acrylic on Canson Figueras paper. Part of the big wallpainting.
 Skelleton tree in progress. Acrylic and graphite on Canson Figueras paper. The wallpainting is seperated in 9 pieces of paper.
More wood, still 8 to go... Keep an eye on the blog, I will update more pictures frequently.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Wallpainting process

My new equipment: 
Spraycan: Just for water to make the paper wet.
Luiqitex Basics: acrylic paint for the first layers. 
Patino: Medium to slow down the dryingprocess of the acrylic paint. I'm not sure if this is a nice medium. Normally I use Retarder from Amsterdam. 
Varnish: I've got a really matte varnish because I don't want it to shine except for little parts on the gold paint that's why I also bought a little bottle of high gloss varnish.
Pablo vs. Luminance Caran D'ache
There are different versions of Caran D'ache color pencils. I've tested the Pablo colorpencils, these are regular and the new Luminance. The Luminance remind me of pastel colors, very soft and easy to blend or erase with the hand...But for me, it's not what I need right now. So I chose the Pablo Caran D'ache the point is sharper as you can see when I write. I want to have a sharp point and no blending.

Projecting on woodpanels
The Canson paper needs to be stretched onto large woodpanels. So when I'm painting on it, the paper stays flat. It are very heavy panels, but necessary. I projected my sketches onto the wallpaper with a beamer because I have a tight deadline and this is a quicker way to blow up a sketch. Normally I would freestyle. 
I was kind of dissapointed about the sharpness of the beamer. If you project 1 meter of 2, it's very sharp. But if you  move further away from your target if will fade easily. Here you can see how it looks like, so I still have to retouch everything and add a lot of details.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Little video about my sketches for a wallpainting

I've got an Iphone 4 now! The quality is surprising and I love how close I can get with this little camera. This will lead to more short movies on my blog, I can assure that. Hope you like it...

Walldesign sketches, part 2.

 Graphite on heavy weight paper. 29,7 cm x 42 cm / 11,7" x 16,5".
If your wondering, 2 snails having sex. The one on the left has a closet on his back and the drawers fall out and moths flying away. 

Note: These sketches are not clean rendered sketches, because I have to make them bigger and transfer them on a big piece of wallpaper. The size will be something around 21 meters long, (that's 826,77 inch) by 1 meter  high (39,37 inch). I have to complete this project in 4,5 week, so the pressure is up. 
 Graphite on heavy weight paper. 29,7 cm x 42 cm / 11,7" x 16,5".
If you look close there are little naughty elements in the walldesign, for example the dears with the latex stockings. 
 Graphite on heavy weight paper. 29,7 cm x 42 cm / 11,7" x 16,5". 
 Some free-from-the-background images here. Because I'm making a collage of all my sketches, this is not the final composition. In Photoshop you can scale everything, twist it, flip it, everything is possible.

Twinowls, clean sketch,  graphite on heavy weight paper. 29 cm  x 36 cm.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Walldesign sketches

Graphite on paper. 29,7 cm x 42 cm / 11,7" x 16,5". 

 Graphite on paper. 29,7 cm x 42 cm / 11,7" x 16,5".
 Graphite on paper. 29,7 cm x 42 cm / 11,7" x 16,5". 
 I'm working on a design for a big wallpainting. Here is a sneak preview.
In a few days I will start painting.  

Moodboards of animals, nature, concepts, fonts, color and sphere. If I'm looking for reference pictures I always find the strangest things. I've collected many images over the years that are little presents for me. I also took pictures myself.
Book I found in Dubai with wonderful typefaces and graphic styles. A lot of old typefaces come from Holland, so that was a coincidence. I like the vintage style and the golden prints.