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The boyfriend has a birthday coming up, so I decided I’d make him some artwork. He asked for three cephalopods and a George Carlin portrait. Once I’m done, I’ll definitely upload little studies and thumbnails on the sketchbook blog as well as the finished pieces. I’ve officially taken over parts of his place (the wall in the living room and his desk in his bedroom) as my studio, haha!


It’s nice to have a desk facing the window. There’s lots of good natural lighting pouring in during the day. As of now, it’s only an underpainting, acrylic on canvas paper. I love starting paintings with blues. My fave is brilliant blue, but I used ultramarine for this one this I want to paint him in warm sandy colors later.

Close-up, ignore the bad cast shadow and enjoy the bubbles! I had a lot of fun painting them bubbles. I’m trying to take it slow with these paintings because whenever I try to rush in with colors, the surface ends up muddy.

I might haul my heavy-ass glass palette from my apartment to finish the painting in oils since I take forever to mix colors. Acrylics tend to dry on me while I struggle to decide what colors to use. Plus, oil pigments has a nice glow to them. It feels good to paint traditionally again after going digital for a while.

-aKino

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