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

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″

Portraits and the rain

Is Spring yet? Watercolor & Ink 22" x 15"

Is It Spring yet?
Watercolor & Ink
22″ x 15″

Vancouver is known for being rainy. No surprise there. This year I’ve been making portraits inspired in that sunny-windy-cloudy-rainy season called Spring. More portraits can be seen on my official websitehttp://danielatovar.com

Shameless doodling

Most of these drawings were made “a la doodling”. That means that I was probably bored either in class or in a meeting. Sometimes I also draw when I have a break from other activities or when a video is rendering. It’s like playing or meditating, a way of liberation. Some of these drawings were the basis for other artwork however, the majority of them live quietly in a box. I hope posting them here makes them happy.

Ink dreams

Three dreams (maybe nightmares) made it to paper first and now to the web. You never know where dreams will end up.

Ink on paper. 8″ x 11″