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Thought Giver by abcartattack Thought Giver by abcartattack
Thought Giver. Water color, spray paint, pen, 11x15, paper. Playing with the way spray paint repels water color, can make for some interesting designs and abstractions.
Well, at least there fun.

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spray paint repelling water color? hmmm that is interesting............

so you're also using a splatter/drip method in the shadows as well i see, something i was thinking of doing for my Painting project. i already got the templates cut right now i'm thinking of how the background should look since it's a surrealistic project. this will be FUN for me since it's not painting still life objects.

do you think the same could work for oils? if not i guess i'll have to invest in more acrylics or some watercolors.
abcartattack Mar 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I haven't tried it with oils yet, but it should work in the same way. Probably use a lot of thinner kinda like you are painting with water colors. Im interested to see how they turn out.
that's what i was thinking, oils are so heavy and thick not to mention messy. i got a couple acrylics but they're neutral colors--black and white. i might experiment with the oils to see what comes up as far as both splatter/drip and the spray repellant technique. i might try "flecking" as well (the art of using your lid for the spray paint can and deflecting paint off the lid while spraying in it but getting the splatter on the canvas. some people just spray the lid and toss, or "fleck", the paint on the canvas) since i've heard of graffiti artists using that technique.
abcartattack Mar 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Sounds good to me, its pretty much all just a big experiment. Trying new things and seeing which ones work and which ones don't. I'm watching you now, so I'll keep an eye out for them.
uh-oh...........i'm ready for the harsh criticism, i can take it. i know that i can be my worst one though so be honest aiight?
abcartattack Mar 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
No harsh crits yet, I'll keep an eye on you, let ya know what I think :)
This one is also flipping gorgeous. Your use of pinks and reds and purples together I've only see done that well by the likes of Francis Bacon, and Claude Monet. Funny how I really hate pink, really can't stand it (dude thing, I think). Yet when it's used properly in art, it's gorgeous. The way it gets used in all the fan art and cosplay stuff kinda' makes me wanna vomit up the same color. But in this piece is beautiful.

The lips are great, and I love the abstract sort of mottled textures in the shadows of her face. Also the red letters are very cool.
abcartattack Mar 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Really appreciate those nice words and great comparisons.
And I don't mind pinks in my art, basically because I like bright colors, any bright color.
And I know exactly what you mean about the fan art, there is way to much on this site, and it becomes so much of an over-kill.
I get those abstract textures from the spray paint repelling the water color, happy accidents and all.
SaraSABBATH Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the effect that the spray paint has on the watercolour :O It looks amazing with the bright colours.
abcartattack Feb 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, it really does some nice effect because the spray repels the water :)
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