I swear I will conquer this project if it kills me. Hopefully it won’t kill me. Also, hopefully I won’t come back as a zombie and destroy my entire family after infecting the entire town, leading to a global catastrophe of epic proportions. Maybe Brad Pitt will play my husband in the movie.
SO. 50 Canvases! Yay! Here is number 33:
The Water Bearer aka Aquarius.
The thing I really like about this painting is all of the peeks of crazy neon colors poking through the black.
Also the texture…
So bumpy! I almost had a joygasm when I saw this new stencil from Stencilgirl come across my blog reader.. JOY. GASM. I’m trying not to use it in every single thing I do, but it’s hard!
Yum yum yummeh. MOAR ANATOMICS. That’s what my stencil library is really missing. Anatomics. I have a rib cage and a heart.. i have a brain texture that doesn’t work very well for anything (it’s really thin and weird).. I need more.
Greetings, sons of the new age!
This week I freaked myself out and did an abstract. It was shockingly difficult.
It’s one of those things I can’t really wrap my brain around, abstract. But I gave it my biggest effort!
this is my favorite part.
A tiny heart since I manage to stick hearts into everything.
And that’s that!
Here’s this week’s video:
And use the linky below if you’d like to play along!
I can’t believe we’re almost halfway through with this whole thing. Amazing!!
This week we’re using torn paper. If you search on the googles, you can find all sorts of cool tutorials with torn paper.. collaging, sculpting, whatever you like. I am on a tissue paper kick after doing this same technique for my Artistcellar post this week, so I stenciled tissue paper and then layered it on canvas before turning it into this:
The tissue paper gives some awesome texture…
And the colors are pretty delicious.
I added some pearlescent ink for bling’s sake.
And here’s the video!
What did YOU paint this week? Link it up!
Good morning, Vietnaaaaaaaaaaaaaam!
Welcome to another week of the 50 canvases challenge. I was sitting here at midnight having no idea what I was going to paint and panicking a little bit, but I just forced myself to sit down and do it. That’s what you need to do too!
This week your challenge is to go monochrome. White and black are totally acceptable additions.
I think I contrast-adjusted this one to too much red. But you get the gist.
The colors are a bit more true on this one.
I am loving the whole “use a credit card to smear it” painting technique.
and of course stripey legs always make me happy.
Here’s this week’s video!
Let’s see your canvases! Link ’em up!
This week we’re putting the mix in mixed media. My challenge to you is to use at least 10 different mediums. This is the everything including the kitchen sink challenge.
The whole thing was inspired by some sugar skull stamps I ordered on a whim, but I haven’t decided how I feel about it. My daughter loves it, so it’s going right in her room. It was supposed to say “fresh to death,” but I only had one small h in the chipboard letters that I was using as a mask. Seriously, ONE H. What is up with that? Sorry, Lumpy Space Princess, your quote has been mangled.
Anyway. This week’s questionable canvas looks like this:
My extensive list of crap I threw on there:
- book pages
- tissue paper (two different kinds)
- acrylic paints
- rubber stamp
- scrapbook paper
- paint pen
- gel pen
- foam stamps
- spray paint
- Chipboard letters
Here are some closeups:
and here’s this week’s video!
I hope you enjoyed it! If you do a canvas this week, don’t forget to link it up!
I am sure I have mentioned this before, but Halloween makes me all tingly in my special places. Like my spleen. And my inferior vena cava. Probably also my skeleton, which is convenient since I’m going to show you how to make skeleton-covered displays reminscent of the Bone Cathedral in Kutna Hora. [Read more…]
Ever draw a fabulous face, a happening house or a gruesome goblin only to realize you HAVE NO IDEA what you are gonna do for the background? You could draw that super cool sun in the corner and add in a lollipop tree but we all know you are much too hip for that. Following this tutorial you can make yourself an awesome, interesting, unique background that kicks the lollipop tree’s stick.
In this painting demo, I’ll show you how to use watercolors and acrylics to create something sort of like this beet-crowned Spindly.