Breakup art

Pertinent time to share this Breakup Art (cards) I made inspired by Valentines Day.

"It's Not You, It's Me" 5 x 7" Watercolor and Marker

“It’s Not You, It’s Me”
5 x 7″
Watercolor and Marker

"Not Ready To Love You" 5 x 7" Watercolor and Marker

“Not Ready To Love You”
5 x 7″
Watercolor and Marker

"We Need To Talk" 5 x 7" Watercolor and Marker

“We Need To Talk”
5 x 7″
Watercolor and Marker

"It's Definitely Not Me" 5 x 7" Watercolor and Marker

“It’s Definitely Not Me”
5 x 7″
Watercolor and Marker

"Make Me A Sandwich" 5 x 7" Watercolor and Marker

“Make Me A Sandwich”
5 x 7″
Watercolor and Marker

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The ghost of the past is a bull #throwbackthursday

To join the social media hashtag #throwbackthursday I’m summoning some of The Bulls water-colour series. The Bulls are at least 6 years old. I can recall when I was painting them, the table I was working at, the materials and even the feeling of the brush on the paper while adding water & colors. I also remember I made them all in one evening (and some failed attempts in the bunch, of course). Memories can be so vivid.


bull_and_ruins1 bull_and_rocket_fish1 bull_and_city1

horns_and_fight1

 

 

I draw rabbits. A lot.

Directly from my current sketchbook. I don’t know if I’ll develop it further or if it’s going to turn into something more serious like a massive watercolor or whatnot.  The point is that I draw rabbits because to me, they represent chaos. And chaos is the base of all things human. Am I right or it’s just Friday the 13th and Mercury is retrograde and my video renders seem endless…? Perhaps. In the meantime, here’s a sketch of rabbit and chairs. (Yes, I know, chairs? WTF?)

From the sketchbook. Rabbit and chairs

Farse. Another rabbit in my sketchbook.

Farse. Another rabbit in my sketchbook.

Nothing says I love you more than a weird postcard

These are the results of experimenting with acrylics and ink.

Embrace Acrylics, Ink and Watercolor 5" x 7"

Embrace
Acrylics, Ink and Watercolor
5″ x 7″

Rabbit's Orange Cape Acrylics, Ink and Watercolor 5" x 7"

Rabbit’s Orange Cape
Acrylics, Ink and Watercolor
5″ x 7″

White Core Acrylics, Ink and Watercolor 5" x 7"

White Core
Acrylics, Ink and Watercolor
5″ x 7″

In this collage  you can see the detail of the wavy texture of the acrylics.

Texture Detail - Collage

Texture Detail – Collage

The Highlighter Midas Touch

The myth of King Midas re-imagined on my sketchbook. Did I mention I love my yellow highlighter? One of the most important stationery inventions of modern times? I do.

Feline Watcher Black Marker and Highlighter on 8 x 5.5" Sketch Book

Feline Watcher
Black Marker and Highlighter on 8 x 5.5″ Sketch Book

Is there a Unicorn in the Room? Black Marker and Highlighter on 8 x 5.5" Sketch Book

Is there a Unicorn in the Room?
Black Marker and Highlighter on 8 x 5.5″ Sketch Book

Robotic Dreams of a Better Future Black Marker and Highlighter on 8 x 5.5" Sketch Book

Robotic Dreams of a Better Future
Black Marker and Highlighter on 8 x 5.5″ Sketch Book

Painting Studies: Skunk on Fire

Skunk on Fire is an image my friend Miguel Calanchini requested a year ago. It’s just now that it comes to fruition. Not sure which one will defeat the other, though: the skunk or the fire. I vote for the skunk.
Skunk on Fire #1 Ink and Watercolor 15" x 11"

Skunk on Fire #1
Ink and Watercolor
15″ x 11″

Skunk on Fire #2 Ink and Watercolor 15" x 11"

Skunk on Fire #2
Ink and Watercolor
15″ x 11″

Skunk on Fire #3 Ink and Watercolor 15" x 11"

Skunk on Fire #3
Ink and Watercolor
15″ x 11″

Skunk on Fire #4 Ink and Watercolor 15" x 11"

Skunk on Fire #4
Ink and Watercolor
15″ x 11″

Painting Studies: 4 heads and 1 face with ships

Ink as a medium is a liberating experience, at least to me. The more you try to control it, the less it will flow. Ink needs a little bit of guidance, the rest is her decision. After all, ink has been around hundreds and hundreds of years. The usage of ink is embedded in our code already. There’s nothing to fear, she’ll never betray you. Ink has the ability to summon onto the paper all that was forgotten, not only by yes but by those generations that precede us.

Painting Study: Head #1  Ink and Watercolor 15" x 11"

Painting Study: Head #1
Ink and Watercolor
15″ x 11″

Painting Study: Head #2  Ink and Watercolor 15" x 11"

Painting Study: Head #2
Ink and Watercolor
15″ x 11″

Painting Study: Head #3  Ink and Watercolor 15" x 11"

Painting Study: Head #3 Ink and Watercolor
15″ x 11″

Painting Study: Head #4  Ink and Watercolor 15" x 11"

Painting Study: Head #4
Ink and Watercolor
15″ x 11″

Painting Study: Don't Stop to Smell the Flowers Ink and Watercolor 15" x 11"

Painting Study: Don’t Stop to Smell the Flowers
Ink and Watercolor
15″ x 11″

Painting Study: The Red Door To My Heart Ink and Watercolor 15" x 11"

Painting Study: The Red Door To My Heart
Ink and Watercolor
15″ x 11″

Painting Study: Face and 2 ships Ink and Watercolor 15" x 11"

Painting Study: Face and 2 ships
Ink and Watercolor
15″ x 11″