2020 be like…
A while back, while I was working on a Space Monkey drawing, I had the realization that I was drawing manifestations of my anxieties, and that I sometimes end up visiting this character during stressful times.
The painting itself I tried to render in a style reminiscent of vintage sci-fi book covers (and obviously Dune inspired). In any case, it’s reassuring to see someone who won’t back down in the face of insurmountable obstacles.
I sculpted a little maquette of the sand worm so that I could get the lighting right.
For this painting tried something new by priming the surface with black gesso. The others were done with an orange underpainting.
I’ve been spending a lot of time over the past few weeks trying to figure out a focus or goal for my art this year. I think I’ve settled on getting better at painting. To that end, I’m trying to complete 100 small paintings this year. These are the first few. They are 6” x 6” acrylic or gouache.
It’s been a while since I’ve done a painting. With several long-term ongoing projects I sometimes need to do something smaller that I can finish in a few days. I’m really happy with how this one turned out.