Speaking of eye candy:
Gut has a show tonight (the 14th) and about a month ago, Bri had asked me to do a flyer for them. Actually, I planted the idea and he jumped on board. His only requirements was that it had to be "Fun". Hmmmm. A little too vague, but okay. So I do go down to their rehearsal space sometimes and yes, it's very testosterone filled with the lousy porn on the walls and there's never any toilet paper in the bathroom. (I learned a long time ago: Pack your own!) So, taking the rehearsal space as my lead and as we all know sex sells I went with this and this girl is definitely sexxxy! Here she is as a flyer:
Very easy really. I went to Youporn.com (wait, what you went where?!) Youporn! hahaha and watched some videos (I won't tell you how many and how I found myself there, because, really, that's none of your concern). I paused one in particular, put my tracing paper over the monitor and made the outline of the girl. Then transferred it to watercolor and had the laptop right there at my table so I could work it out. The flyer girl kind of looks like the video girl. Flyer girl is way more glam with her plucked eye brows and smarmy look as if she's the one having all the fun. Needless to say the boys LOVED it! :)
I NEVER was one of those folks who pulled out their phone to take a picture at a concert. They never would come out and I could never stand the person in front of me doing it because he would block my view and no, the picture doesn't come out. But then when J & I were at Wu Tang on the 3rd of January, he says, "Take some pictures with your new phone" and wow, they came out pretty good!
How freakin' cute is my cat???? I love her and have taken SO MANY pictures of her with the new phone. Of course she is my muse!
Wagon in the woods
Back to the art:
Once the transfer was made I went to getting the first layer of the cicada in. Now, I'm so used to working with watercolors and from what I understand, you can use acrylics like watercolor but I love the saturation you get with the acrylics. Paint with them like oils, and you can paint white over things and it stays white. What I'm finding is that I have a tendency to go back to the watercolor methods. It's not a bad thing, but I definitely have to get some getting used to it. So here's the first few layers of paint:
and here he is after some more and more layers: