Monday, 19 December 2011

MY DRUG BUDDY... or, How NOT to paint a picture.

I think I might've actually finished this little painting!

Finished painting, amongst the debris on my table!

I started it a month ago, as a quick little thing....and it quickly went wrong. I drew the linework in with a pen that wasn't waterproof, and when i underpainted smeared evvvvverywhere!

Rough Pencil work on board, and the original doodle!!

Line work done in stupid fucking non waterproof ink...way to go, Team Stupid.

So..I had to seal it with spray...and draw over... it was a massive pain in the arse...and time wise, I'd have been better starting again.

Smmmmmear! Line work dissolving when i tried under painting it!!

Sealed the line work, under painted it all in red/brown, now regretting having even started this!!!

Things always get worse before they get better... or something....

At this point, I'm praying that Sean Philips will descend from Painters' Valhalla and save this bloody thing for me... help me Obi Wan... you're my only hope...

Stay on target.... getting there...maybe...

Quit while you're ahead...or losing... ;)

But it was a nice thing to work on in the evenings when my friend Alysha Nett was visiting!

I finished it off with a purple bandana, to try and unify the red shirt and blue koala (Thannks Sofie...for the sage advice).   I then touched up the line work... with a biro and paint...

I might sell this... trying to decide... it's sat for a month on my kitchen table...and I've become oddly fond of this annoying little bugger.

I'll scan it properly tonight and upload!

XXX Rufus... Team Tankie / SOLID GOLD DEATH MASK