Watercolours were irritating me, so I took a break, did some Pilates and drew Marlene Suicide instead. (I’d link her but I’m on my phone, so…)
Sunday morning prep sketches, trying to fall back in love with drawing but painting has stolen my heart.
(Sketching style = messy AF.)
This was so much fun - even though tattoos are fucking hard to paint, man! This is part of a new little project I have going on atm - I may let you in on that soon… It’s heartbreaking, when you’re working in oils, (or any traditional media really) to really love how something has turned out and be really proud, only to find out there’s no way you can capture the texture and shine and subtlety of it on a photo. Trust me when I say this looks much better when you see it in person, I just wish I could share that with you guys!
Another new one… Really happy with this one, for once. Tried to be really conscious of my brushstrokes and I think it really paid off. It photographed like balls again but that’s all that really bothers me. Muse is Radeo, the most beautiful and inspiring woman both inside and out! Painted with oils and gold acrylic paint on plywood board. I’ve fallen hopelessly in love with how it feels to paint on discarded bits of plywood. So much sexy texture going on in here.
Anonymous asked: your work is great! i'm sure you'd produce some breath-taking graffiti.
(I thought I’d replied to this already… haha.) Ahh thanks so much! I’ve never tried graffiti but I’ve thought about it - two of my favourite artists are street artists (Herakut).
Another one from some time last year. The most ambitious oil painting I’ve done… Not really sure how I feel about the outcome but it’s worth showing for that reason. Very inspired by Euphemia's Absolem photoset on SuicideGirls, which has since been deleted.
I’ll probably revisit this idea some time in the future (when I actually know how to paint it).
I just really, really wanted to paint sphinx cats. And the colour pencil on watercolour paper texture photographs like balls.
Something new! I finally have a PC that can handle the processing power of painting programs! Unfortunately I spent all my money on that and now can’t afford photoshop. This was a test of freeware programs - or more specifically, Krita. Muse is the stunning Bixton. (This was meant to be a quick tester portrait and ended up taking foreverr when did I get so slow)
This was a big ol’ experiment with coffee, india ink and colour pencil. Definitely want to do more painting with coffee! Muse is the perfect Orion Suicide.