Andrew Theophilopoulos

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Anonymous asked: hi! i love your work and have a question- in your process gifs there's always a stage where you seem to overlay a painting you did previously and warp it? can you talk a bit about that step, the thought process and why you do it? :) looking forward to seeing what you do next ^_^

Thanks for the question.

If I’m working on a painting and have already drawn out my composition - filling the drawing with color, texture and value can be quite daunting. Through the years I’ve used many techniques to get rid of a white canvas, mainly by filling it in manually by coloring within the lines. This process takes a bit of time and planning because you have to pick original color, and attempt to make nice texture as well.

My most recent process involves collaging old paintings to get rid of a white canvas - http://youtu.be/94OcJCRgLwM
This is awesome because it takes the personality of my previous portfolio work in small ways, such as dramatic value choices within a previous composition or the sense of my personal brushstroke style. Also if I warp the images I can create depth as seen in this video demo - http://youtu.be/0sSOd52_PRM

Now I’ve got my drawing - plus a unique texture - time to start cleaning up the collage to create a new original painting.

All in all, the reason I do it is for speed. But in the end - I take much of the design from a tasteful collage, making the entire painting smooth sailing and full of life if you set yourself up for success. It took many failures before learning what was good and bad collaging, I think I’m getting the hang of it ~~

♡-Theo

Me working with Bluescape - A futuristic touch screen technology company.  (at Chicago)

Me working with Bluescape - A futuristic touch screen technology company. (at Chicago)

!Free Digital Landscape Demo!

http://youtu.be/0sSOd52_PRM

On vacation in Santa Cruz, California - I head out into the woods to paint the landscape on a Cintiq Companion. Watch this 12 minute video to learn a little bit about me, and my process for digital plein air! The painting took roughly 4 hours over the course of several hiking trips (6 miles total).

Special thanks to Danny Samuels (Tripod Desk) Ryan Kirkcaldy (Filming) and the MUPU Crew! - musicputty.com -

$UPPLIE$

$2000 Cintiq Companion- 

$65 Razer Tartarus- 

Tripod Desk (PROTOTYPE)- 

$80 Tripod-

$100 External Battery- 

$120 Backpack-

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Trailer for an upcoming demo! “Companion in the woods” Photo from the short film by @BABPUP - tripod desk built by Danny Samuels.
Trailer coming soon!

Trailer for an upcoming demo! “Companion in the woods”
Photo from the short film by @BABPUP - tripod desk built by Danny Samuels.

Trailer coming soon!

Santa Cruzin. Getting splashed by the Californian waves.

Santa Cruzin. Getting splashed by the Californian waves.

Watch my latest video… Sargent Master Copy!

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New Speed Painting Tutorial! John Singer Sargent Master Copy!

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Watch as I recreate a Sargent portrait sketch in oil. John (1856-1925) is most definitely my favorite painter of all time, and has taught me just about everything I know about painting… You may ask how a dead man could teach us a lesson in painting??? Just look up close to his work, the teachings are in his brush stroke.

http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/12073?rpp=90&pg=7&ft=john+singer+sargent&pos=611

The painting took 3 hours and is for sale to anyone interested.

Thank you!
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Concept art demo in oil paint. 

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Spectrum Art Live!

I’m excited to announce that I’ve been accepted into my third Spectrum Fantastic Art book. This year, I’ll be in Kansas City for the Spectrum Art Live event.

Come say HI!

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