OMG I’M FINALLY DONE I CAN GO GET SOME PROPER SLEEP NOW THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND KIND REGARDS
I usually wait til an exhibit has opened before posting photos of paintings, but right now I just don’t care. It’s been so long since I did a painting, I’m positively giddy.
The background irks me when I look at it too long because it’s not uniform, but Jooley calls it organic, so that’s what I’m gonna try to go with. Would anyone notice if I did the outlines of any future paintings with sharpies? I’d forgotten what a bitch it is to outline with a brush on wood.
Oh, and new watermark! I thought I’d make something that looked like my current logo just so it’s all cohesive and shit.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to bed to nurse this scratchy throat and headache.
The deadline for a November group exhibit is this week. I started this painting the day before yesterday and just barely finished it at 7am this morning. Power napped for a couple of hours, showered, and dropped it off at the gallery by 1pm so I could be in the office by 2pm. ぎりぎり!
I was just so tired and sleep deprived, I forgot to take a photo of the finished piece before leaving the house.
Times like these I wish I’d taken some painting units in college because whenever I work on a piece I just feel like
I used four layers of an acrylic wash on the octopus, because I wanted the texture of the wood to show through the paint. I know it’s not how you’re supposed to use acrylic paint and it’s probably the type of thing that would make my professors shake their heads, but I’m rather proud of how the octopus turned out.
I want a pet octopus. But I also want someone who’ll come clean and maintain a salt water tank for me. Wahahaha!
Noelle and I missed FB’s Free Comic Book Day because we were at Psyko Studio Tattoos in Cavite getting our first tattoos!
This is Ringo, my octopus. Ringo and his garden in the shade.
This took around 7 1/2 hours to do, counting several breaks. If I’d gotten something smaller and simpler, I would have said getting tattooed was easy. But after about the first 2 or 3 hours, it gets harder to block out the discomfort and the pain. The really bad parts were when the needles hit parts with bone — like the shoulder, spine and the shoulder blade. The ultimate WORST was the parts near the underarm. Words are not enough to describe the agony. Hahaha.
This was done by Ram Marual. I gave Ram a bunch of octopus pegs, left everything in his hands and the finished product so went above and beyond any of my expectations.
If you’re planning on getting a tattoo, I highly recommend getting it at Psyko Studio Tattoos Cavite. It’s a little out of the way if you live in the Metro like me, but so worth it.
It’s so beeyootipul! ♥♥♥ I can’t wait for it to heal! ♥♥♥ (Now, when and how do I tell my parents?)