Saturday, May 7, 2011

Everything's blue in this world

Yesterday I did another live painting event and, I have to say, I'm seriously proud of how the painting turned out.
I consider it unique in the sense that it's completely different from what I usually do, it's different even from the normal abstracts that I do. It turned out almost exactly how I saw it in my mind's eye, the colors, the size of the painting, I wanted it to have a little bit of texture and it's pretty much exactly how it was supposed to be.
I was painting for about three hours? I think that sounds about right. It was done in some kind of layer thing, for the purpose of first getting the colors in their place and because I wanted it to have some texture and since I didn't have anything to make texture with, I piled tons of paint on it.
Painting live is also completely different from regular painting, at least for me, usually when I work I'm pretty far from everything and everyone. With live painting, the tools are different, there's limitations of time, there's people looking over your shoulder, taking to you and taking pictures and it's something that I have to get mentally ready for, to be able to concentrate and isolate myself enough to work, but at the same time be able to interact with somebody, if it's necessary.
All those factors make the outcome pretty interesting, at least for me, I try my mental image of the piece to be as clear as possible and keep improvisation to a minimum, just because I normally take so long to finish something, I try to make it so that it won't take me so long to finish in the hours that I'm going to be working.

So this is my most recent live painting piece and I'm pretty seriously proud of it.

And a shot while I was working, just for shits and giggles =D

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Friday, May 6, 2011


These are two drawings that I made of the character Arucard from the Hellsing manga.

1. This one, I copied from the manga, except for the bottom part. It's from when Arucard is revealing himself. It's pencil over paper.

2. This one is entirely my creation or fan art lol I was trying to give Arucard a more human face and not so anime. It's pencil and watercolor over paper =D

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Floating Head

I finally finished "Floating Head", it's oil on canvas, 14 x 18 inches and she's most definitely for sale at USD700.00.
She's part of a series of monochromatic paintings that I'm working on.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Butterfly Face V. 3

I guess I neglected to make an entry about "Butterfly Face V. 3", the last of the three and my favorite.
This is the one I'm most proud of and I seriously like how pretty much everything turned out, the wing, the colors, her profile.

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Monday, May 2, 2011


Fabelo is a Cuban artist and this art exhibit of his at the Museum was one of the few art exhibits I've gone to, because I was legitimately interested in the work. I didn't know of the guy until now and the image in the fliers looked super interesting and fantasy art like.
Effectively, this show has a fantasy art feel, a couple of the pieces disturbed me, the whole thing had a Bosch air to it. I fucking loved it.