December 24, 2007

Christmas Painting #6

"We must be strong and brave. Our home we have to save..."

Since my last painting was of a unicorn, I needed to offset the cuteness with some Battleship Yamato (Starblazers) for my brother in law. This one was a blast to work on. I experimented with a triple-step wet-on-wet wash for the space background (first time playing with washes) and some spattering with a toothbrush for the stars (first time playing with spattering technique). I had the ship and planet masked out with frisket. After finishing the space portion, I peeled off the frisket from the planet and painted it using some dry brushing. I then blocked in the ship outlines in black and filled in the middle value flat colors. After that it was just a matter of putting in the shadows and highlights. I was going to post process pics, but got rolling on the painting and forgot to capture all the steps. If you want to see the ones I took, lemme know and I'll post them up.

Enough blabbing, here's the painting.

4" x 6" cel vinyl acrylic on watercolor paper

4am. Time for some sleep and then onto the next one! If you don't stop by again before the 25th, Merry Crimbo!


Gary G said...

Wow I love this blog. You have a very personal feel to your style. Im gonna link you.

Matias Hyde said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Matias Hyde said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Matias Hyde said...

Merry Christmas to you too Pumml!
And thanks for your comment.
I really liked your web! I have already bookmarked it; I'll be coming by often.

artlung said...

Very excellent! I loved Star Blazers as a kid.

boob said...

Neat stuff up here Pumml! I know nothing about Starblazers but I dig this piece. The wet on wet and spatter techniques really shine even this blog image. Looked fun to do. Hey, and thanks fer stoppin' by!