Urland 2

Urland 2

Acrylic on canvas, 7″ x 5″

Ancient mountains veiled in mist.

I used two acrylic airbrush colors (carbon black and titanium white) from Golden with a paintbrush and also a tube of regular Golden acrylic (also carbon black). The airbrush colors come in bottles and are fluid like ink. This is my first time using them. The brush I used is called a “scrubber” and has very short and stiff bristles. It’s not the kind of brush you’d expect to use with a very fluid paint, but I liked the rawness of it.

Oil Sketch

Oil on canvas, 5″x7″

I made this mostly to practice with different paints. I wanted to try out a Graphite Grey, made from graphite, that I got not too long ago from Williamsburg. Also it’s been a really long time since I used my Venetian Red from Winsor & Newton. Probably ten years or something. Besides that I think the only other color I used was Naples Yellow Italian also from Williamsburg. I have to say I like all three of them a lot.

Lately I’ve just been making a few sketches like this. I’ve gotten a variety of new paints over the past few months that I haven’t showcased here yet, and I actually have more on the way right now (or I would, if the catalog would ever ship them =_=). I’ll get back into posting paint swatches soon.


Watercolor on Fabriano soft press paper, 5″x5.5″

A quick landscape painted on a leftover scrap of paper.

I haven’t really felt much like painting lately because it’s been so hot. Recently it’s been anywhere from 104°F (40°C) to 110°F (43.333°C) and I don’t have air conditioning. You know that it’s been hot when you’re glad to see it’s “only” 104. I got some new watercolors from Rublev a few of days ago and I really want to start using them.

Also, I’ve been posting stages of development for some new pixel art on twitter if you guys want to check it out. If not I’ll be posting it all here when it’s done maybe tomorrow.