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I painted this in gouache when I was a sophomore at F.I.T.. It was for a movie poster assignment.  I think I should redo it
Aug 30, 2014 / 41 notes

I painted this in gouache when I was a sophomore at F.I.T.. It was for a movie poster assignment.  I think I should redo it

Aug 27, 2014 / 9 notes

So here’s what happened after staring at various sugary cereals for hours on end while listening to Astrud Gilberto, Interpol and The Police.

Aug 22, 2014 / 15 notes

He’ll have eyes soon, I promise. I thought it’d be cool to have his growup teeth coming in blipsterinsverige

Aug 17, 2014 / 9 notes

Here’s where I am with this one now

Aug 11, 2014 / 1 note

My re-do/remake is going well thus far. I might stick with the 2010 premise and use only 10 colors which is easy because you can mix so many tones from 10. blipsterinsverige

Aug 7, 2014 / 4 notes

Favorite details of my finished piece. Goody barrettes, White cement III’s and ruins of The Bronx over 20 years ago.

Aug 7, 2014 / 8 notes

blipsterinsverige:

ccmicheau:

blipsterinsverige:

ccmicheau:

ccmicheau:

The surrounding environment always drives me nuts. It’s 3:30 in the morning and I’m fussing over an old TV set . Might have to downsize it.

blipsterinsverige so much better in person just wanted to show what I was talking about.

Are you putting this image on canvas? Or on paper? I once spent 6 days fussing over painting an eye. The rest of the painting was done in less than 4 hours, but the eye was a mess and I freaked out and reworked and reworked until it was ‘right’.

Yes the kitchen background and the boy is on a canvas. I just didn’t know what the environment he’d be in would look like until I worked it on tracing paper. I’ve driving myself absolutely crazy that way lately.

You’re just like me wow X_X with the eye thing. I just came from a similar issue. I started a painting a year ago without really planning it out and I went through a series of design changes until I just figured it out one night. I hope this link works. It was of my memories of my tricycle/big wheel but I didn’t know what to do with the background so I’d fuss with it then leave it alone for weeks and months. I drew the fire hydrant and buildings way after the fact and one night my mom casually tells me the bike was a Fisher Price trike and all along I was on pinterest looking at the wrong brand. Argh. 

https://www.behance.net/wip/683653

But that other paintings turned out great (the link worked) - so I don’t think it matters too much about the bike being the wrong brand. And with the current one, sometimes you don’t have to plan everything out if it’s too taxing, because then you’re too concerned with it being perfect and perfection doesn’t exist. Maybe just concentrate solely on what forms you’re interested in initially and fix the rest as you go along..

When you get stressed with planning/sketching/painting you need to stop, and go watch Bob Ross videos and he will bring in a calm vibe when you return to work. I laughed at him when I was a kid cos who has times for mountains and trees in inner city London? But my boyfriend at art school was obsessed with him and called him the best art-zen teacher ever, and I was hooked again cos he is.

:D Bob Ross made want to be an artist when I was a kid. I used to watch him on PBS after school and when I naively started painting I thought my brushes were bad until I realised he was an experienced artist and I wasn’t ! I think you’re right, I enjoy painting people most and so the setting is usually secondary to me. You have a site with all of your work I can look at since we’ve been talking trade secrets all day now :D ?

I’m gonna scan this or have a frown shoot it. The big wheel painting I was talking about that took me a year blipsterinsverige elegantpaws escapedgoat I really loved that bike
Aug 7, 2014 / 3 notes

I’m gonna scan this or have a frown shoot it. The big wheel painting I was talking about that took me a year blipsterinsverige elegantpaws escapedgoat I really loved that bike

Aug 7, 2014 / 8 notes

blipsterinsverige:

ccmicheau:

ccmicheau:

The surrounding environment always drives me nuts. It’s 3:30 in the morning and I’m fussing over an old TV set . Might have to downsize it.

blipsterinsverige so much better in person just wanted to show what I was talking about.

Are you putting this image on canvas? Or on paper? I once spent 6 days fussing over painting an eye. The rest of the painting was done in less than 4 hours, but the eye was a mess and I freaked out and reworked and reworked until it was ‘right’.

Yes the kitchen background and the boy is on a canvas. I just didn’t know what the environment he’d be in would look like until I worked it on tracing paper. I’ve driving myself absolutely crazy that way lately.

You’re just like me wow X_X with the eye thing. I just came from a similar issue. I started a painting a year ago without really planning it out and I went through a series of design changes until I just figured it out one night. I hope this link works. It was of my memories of my tricycle/big wheel but I didn’t know what to do with the background so I’d fuss with it then leave it alone for weeks and months. I drew the fire hydrant and buildings way after the fact and one night my mom casually tells me the bike was a Fisher Price trike and all along I was on pinterest looking at the wrong brand. Argh. 

https://www.behance.net/wip/683653

Aug 7, 2014 / 8 notes

ccmicheau:

The surrounding environment always drives me nuts. It’s 3:30 in the morning and I’m fussing over an old TV set . Might have to downsize it.

blipsterinsverige so much better in person just wanted to show what I was talking about.