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Saturday, September 08, 2007

Mike does Illustration Friday: "Momentum"

Mikes says: The idea that water molecules stick to each enough to make a wave and then the upper layer topples when the wave breaks has always amazed me. I left fish and surfers out of this picture to experiment with water effects using acrylics.


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At 4:49 PM, Blogger Alina Chau said...

Beautiful form and shape!! Love the sense of flow in the painting.

 
At 7:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the water splotches.

 
At 8:20 PM, Anonymous susanlynn said...

love the colors

 
At 9:35 AM, Anonymous susanlynn said...

How do you get those very distinctn sharp lines?

 
At 9:51 AM, Blogger Valeriannah said...

Very cool!

 
At 11:25 AM, Anonymous Mike said...

Thanks for the kind words. The process was to draw the lines and shapes, then mask areas with very thin tape, 1/4th inch or less. You have to burnish the tape to keep in down. I then painted, spattered water over the undried acrylic, and dried it. Then the whole thing was covered with GAC 500 which serves as a surface leveler. I then did some overlays of color to add depth.

 
At 7:11 AM, Anonymous susanlynn said...

Wow ! That is quite a process.

 
At 9:25 AM, Blogger Alma said...

Wow! Thas is quite a process... but quite worth the outcome. Hope you don't mind if I print it.

 
At 10:20 AM, Anonymous Mike said...

Alma, thanks for asking and yes you may print the picture. The taping, overpainting, sprinkling water and GACing is actually quite relaxing. The trick is seeing how to get some control of accidental effects.

 
At 4:08 PM, Anonymous Giles Timms said...

Cool design!

 

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