Monday, June 20, 2011

Six More.

Slowly accumulating ideas for the Metalflake series of paintings. I almost wish I'd called it something else, because I seem to be pathologically incapable of typing the word without help.

At any rate, there are now four completed paintings (three of which have been sold), seven more that will soon be ready for the white lineart, and another six that are just in the early, texture-building stage right now. The single most time-consuming phase, of course, is slowly building up layers of clearcoat over the metallic-looking textures.

In the meantime I'm free to design the lineart. I've got a 3.5x5.5-inch drawing pad that I've been slowly filling with thumbnails since December. The process goes something like this: I scan the thumbnails, import them into Adobe Illustrator and redraw the lineart in vector format. Eventually the vector art gets printed at actual size, and I use that to make my stencils.

The ideas have been coming fast and furious lately - inspiration comes when it comes, I guess. Here are the basic designs for the next six:

Till next time,
Bret Taylor
June 20/2011


BenoƮt said...

Oh, my stars and garters!

Bret Taylor said...

Nice! Now I want to pair those to paintings up.