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Timelapse Tuesday 32: Tulipanes + Art Talk

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Art Process & Motivation

Hi everyone and welcome back to Timelapse Tuesday! This week’s illustration was product of several art attempts before I settled on this one.  I go into more details in the video, but I went through at least 3 ideas, both in traditional and digital media, before I decided to break out my acrylic paints and give them a try after months of struggling with oil paints.

Don’t get me wrong, I love the buttery consistency and loooong open time of water-soluble oils, but setting up for a oil painting session takes quite a bit of prep work that I wasn’t planning on doing if I wanted to make my weekly deadline! I found myself enjoying acrylic paints for the first time in months, so I hope I’ll be doing more to balance out my content!

I’m still trying to figure out a good content management & schedule strategy so I can have more leeway for more experimental illustrations, Patreon and blogposts.

Materials

  • Strathmore Tan Toned Paper
  • Winsor & Newton Galeria Acrylic Paint
  • Grumbacher Academy Acrylic paint
  • Art Alternatives Round Brushes
  • Liquitex Matte Medium
  • GraphGear 03 Pencil

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Technically my last summer art piece, a birthday gift for a friend. I was particularly conflicted whether I would work it in gouache or acrylic and decided on the latter for its speed. I sketched it first, sealed it in three clear gesso layers and sanded it (left) before applying the paint in glazes (right).

Acrylic and ink on wood, 3″ diameter

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Since the Expo is finally out, I can share this project picture!

It was nice to work in my acrylics again, if not a little hard at first. This is a portion of my normal pallet colors. I don’t buy or use premixed because I’m not a huge fan of how they mix, unless it’s violet and it’s a very specific one that gets along with my primaries along with Raw Umber.

Winsor & Newton Galeria paints on gesso-prepared paper.