A desert landscape with slight nods to many of my favorite painters and other artists (Breughel, Escher, Dali, Riggs, Beksinski, Dore, Whelan and others). Many, many hidden details in this piece - enough that one could find new things for a very long time.
I am nearing completion of my airships and tentacles series - which began with a painting I did for Robert Brown of Abney Park, continued with a piece for Vernian Process, among several other commissions, and will end with a piece for a very OMG author.
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First of all I love the image, gorgeous painting!
Second of all I have a steampunk blog on Tumblr accendamur.tumblr.com/ where I am beginning to write my own steampunk novel and was wondering if I could upload your image. I would of course include the link to your picture in the description and not take any credit for it.
Once I am done with all of the big areas, it is just layers and layers of paint.
The thing about acrylic: First layer looks like crap... like blotchy tempera. The second layer looks much better, but still like a 3rd grade painting. The third payer, more like a painting, but rather unrefined...
I keep going until some areas have at least 30 micro-thin layers of paint - which smooths gradients, solidifies colors, brings out details, and eventually looks more like an oil painting.
I start off with thick paint and little water, but for most of the painting process, I am using a good amount of water with every brush and painting in really thin layers. Each layer dries a split second later, so I can keep brushing over and over until it is just right,
seems as though that ship is more like a city or something than what i thought was a cruise ship of some sort.
For most of this series, the pallette I use is: Black, White, Light blue, and medium brown.
For this one I used more of an orangy brown instead of medium brown and more of a saturated medium blue. All other colors are simply the result of mixing.
I tend to have a *lot* more available off of Etsy on my site, should you decide to look for prints BTW. Etsy fees and all mean I just add a handful of prints when they are first released, but rarely add them again once they are sold out there.
THis is brilliant, by the way. One of my favourites on dA, and it get's more amazing every time I look at it.