Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Crazy Abstract Flower

In my last Blog post, "Suggestions?" I'd asked for suggestions on what to paint, as long as it was abstract, trippy, and relatively simple while including a picture example of the kind of thing I was talking about at the end of the blog.
Since I didn't get any real suggestions, only comments on the picture that I'd posted, I decided to paint that very picture in acrylic paint!
















This is a beautifully colorful abstract piece of art, and very simple as it can be broken down into layers, each layer being a coat of paint and step in the process; this is how I will be painting this picture, and writing this blog!

Step One:
        ~Background Layer




This layer is so simple, tons of black paint mixed with water and brown paint to soften it as in the model picture. Not really much to describe here; not much technique.

I started by squirting black paint all over the cardboard canvas, trying to reach each corner, then took my second largest brush (second only to the spongebrush) and scribbled and spread the black to an even consistent coat.
I squirted in some splashes of brown and spread it around to soften up the black, the way the background in my model is softened.


Here we see the evenly coated, black backing, but it isn't soft enough.
So now we dip our spongebrush in the water, squirt on some more brown, and brush over the whole thing a little more.


Almost theeeeeeeere......just spread that brown; make it look even.


Done!
The background layer is done!
Not hard, right? Well here comes the fun.



Step Two:
        ~Basic Shapes/Frames

For this step, we'll be having a little more fun and getting some more colors in.
The first colors we'll be using are white, orange, and yellow.
Start making the outline of the painting, the petals of the flower, if you will.



In the model picture, we have a lot of action, a lot of sporadic paint dots and it looks like a mess.
If we take all of that out, we just have the petals with their white frames, and the gradient transition of colors on the inside, that will be our next step after the framework is laid.



Now, I will be working more on this framework, because it's not done at all, and by extension, neither is step 2 of the painting process.
I HIGHLY recommend not adding any orange or yellow yet, that was almost a mistake of mine :/
You see in the pictures above and below that I've already started adding yellow and orange swirls up and around the white frame, before I've even started the gradients inside their frames!
I also need to make a lot more petals.

This was a mistake of mine, don't do it...YET!

Now, gonna stop painting for a while and give the painting a drying break!

~The REST of Part Two Coming Soon!~

87 comments:

  1. Love the final piece, can't wait to see how it's done

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  2. Well, I didn't paint the final piece myself.

    I found a picture of it on the internet though

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  3. wow that is really cool, i wonder if you were to sell it, how much money you would be offered

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  5. awesome, I love original art. You are definitely being followed with lots of respect.

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  6. That flower looks sick. May I have permission to print it so I can frame it in my room?

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  8. That's very well done, it looks like oil.

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  10. That's a really nice piece. I envy your talents

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  13. Gonna try that one day ;)
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  14. How beautiful, it looks like a flower! Thanks for sharing the process with us.

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  27. I've always loved art and dream of being an artist one day however I do not possess the artistic dexterity required. I can draw a pretty mean stick figure, though!

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  32. I love watching the process from canvas to completion, thanks.

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  33. very interesting! need moar posts from you...

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  34. FUUUU I wanna see it nao!*stomps feets*

    I love the first pic, I'll be kicking up the saturation, tweaking the contrast...behold raver's desktop background!

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  43. Shit man that's looking sweet. Keep up the good work!

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  44. not bad, the abstract looking flower doesnt really look like a flower haha :D

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  50. Nice artwork man, i like the abstract style

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