August 19, 2008

Petit Gris Escargots

A very wise fellow (with impeccable taste) recently commissioned me to do a painting of a snail. This is what I came up with.

4" x 6" cel vinyl acrylic on watercolor paper.

17 comments:

patrick said...

haha, that's great, very funny! Way to hit the ground running!

Again, best of luck man!

SteveLambe said...

Wow! You're constantly improving in leaps and bounds, Pumml. Keep up the great work.

Andy said...

Sa-sa-sweet!
P.S. where do you buy your cel vinyl from?

Ian Ross said...

awesome work, Drake! The dry brush on the shells turned out great...really adds to the feeling of the piece.

pumml said...

You guys made my day. Thanks for the comments!

Thanks, Patrick!

Steve, that means a lot coming from you... much appreciated!

Andy - Thanks! I buy cel vinyl from cartooncolour.com. You can't go wrong.

Thanks, Ian! The shells were fun to experiment on.

AURORE DAMANT said...

Very cute! I love the colors you used.

Zenne said...

That's lovely! I like the way the colors glow through the textures.

Don Oskowski said...

Yeah, those shells just pop off the canvas. Great job.

Adele K Thomas said...

nice job! nice and fluid. look forward to more.

pumml said...

Thank you kindly Aurore, Zenne, Don and Adele!

scorpio said...

HI,
I recently found ur Blog!You have a few magnificent works!!!
I'll keep visiting you ;)

Marcio Freitas said...

Hello,my name is Marcio Freitas and I'm from Brazil. Actually I'm studying some art drawing techniques and I have a question about the backgrounds paint. Do you use vinyl acrylic in your works, right?

What's exactly vinyl acrylic? It's a kind of paint used in the wall?

Congratulations for your very well done work, it's quite amazing to admirate it.

Thank you!!!

pumml said...

Thanks, Scorpio and Marcio!

The paint is cel vinyl acrylic. Definitely not the kind of paint you'd paint your house with. It's the paint that old cartoons used to paint on cartoon acetate cels and backgrounds (some still use it for bgs). Available here.

Fulanita said...

I love the texture on the snails shell!!! GREAT, GREAT job!

pumml said...

Thank you, Sandra! I love your work!

roque said...

Wow, this is great. I've started painting again (again) myself but now I don't want to post it after this one.

Great Scott Wills post too!

EL GRANDE said...

great blog Drake. You paint like one of these old school guys. I love it.

Peace,
Joe y Elio