|"Tech or Treat"; 7"x6" Gouache; 2013|
Ahh, I can finally show this little guy! So this is "Tech or Treat" from the Macross World Convention 2013's Deculture: Tribute to Macross Art Show. I kept it simple and kept it me. . . and found a way to use my neon gouache. I love having reasons to bust it out. NEON YELLOW PUMPKIN BUCKET!!!!
Below is a series of work in progress photos I took while doing a whirl wind 48 hour turn around. Honestly, when I first started doing gouache paintings I did little trick or treater kids just like these and I'd get them done in, like, 4 hours max. I guess, for me, the more knowledge I acquire the more nit picky and snail like I become as well. What I thought would take MAYBE 6 hours took a good 18? Hope you enjoy the WIP photos!
|Digital composite of the sketch.|
|Haven't done a watercolor wash background on one of my paintings since 2009. Felt a little strange.|
|. . . and the snail's pace begins. Got lost in making it look like cardboard.|
|Slowly working my way down . So many angles!|
|FINALLY! Tee-hee... neon orange.|
|AND, cut to the end. Neon is my friend. Too bad it's so trendy right now. >_<|
|Thankfully Carlos suggested the purple inner mat and stopped me from doing blue.|