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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.


  • 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


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.