Happy November 1st. Does that mean it’s officially fall already?
Regardless, I’ve been very busy with my art projects as of late. So this is just a quick blog on my current project of interest, Steamboat Willie.
This will be the third time I’ve painted Steamboat Willie, but this version will be a throwback all the way to the O.G. Steamboat.
Below is a pic of my other two paintings;
“Oh Mickey You’re So Fine”
“C.R.E.A.M.” (CASH RULES EVERYTHING AROUND ME)
This was taken on Halloween night, hence the steampunk theme. Shout out to Sassy Girl the Chihuahua.
This painting will be part of a live art instructional demonstration that I’ve been selected to be a part of. The demo is taking place on Nov. 2nd here in Orlando at Total Wine & Spirits.
The first process of this painting involves what I call “sketch painting”, right on the canvas. I’ve projected the image of Captain Steamboat onto a blank canvas and literally started sketching right onto it with paint. Since it is a form a sketching, I kept it simple with white, grey, and some black.
I find this “sketch painting” stage of the painting free and loose. At this point of the game, I’m not too invested in the painting just yet. So if I want to change things up, it won’t be that difficult.
While we’re on the topic of sketching, check out my past post on sketching and why it’s important here:
The theme of this Steamboat Willie painting will be based around greed.
By the way, if anyone out there thinks that using a projector is an easy way out…news flash: IT ISN’T.
Using a projector can be very difficult and tricky. You have to find the right angles between the projector and the propped up canvas. Also,if you bump the projector the slightest, you’ll have to reset the whole setup.
I found that moving the canvas around is much easier than moving the projector around.
FRESCO’S TIP": USE AN LED LIGHT BULB. Led light bulbs are much brighter. You’ll need it.
ANGEL WINGS: WORK IN PROGRESS
This painting of the Angel wings is a work in progress. It is 3’ x 4’ acrylic on canvas. It also has been a Devil of a time painting this one so far… I had to redo the bottom half twice already.
Stay tuned for a future blog on these bad boys.
Well my friends, that’s all I got for now.
How are your art projects going? Let me know in the comments section.
In the meantime my peeps, you know what to do:
“STAY CREATIVE AND KEEP ON PAINTING”
COMPLICATED ART MAN— OUT!