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 ~~