Land Of Hope

For the lovers of this type of story art I make, here is demonstration how to. When I planned the workshop, I meant to give the last project "freestyle" painting, working intuitively and out of imagination. Realising it's not easy for everyone, I am giving an option here: either to use reference for a face, for observation of light and shadow, or working from imagination if that is easy for you. This is largely emotional and intuitive work, I only started painting in this style this year, after going through previous 3 stages of story art: painting over a collage, assembling composition on Photoshop, painting from several different references. The joy of this project is limited art suppies, it can easily be done during travel. This is a smaller, faster project with 2 videos about 30 minutes each, that does not require any research. 

Land Of Hope-01 Setup Collage Drawing

password: tellyourstory          (To download click here, scroll down under the video and click on a button "download".)

Supplies used in this project:

140 lbs (300 gm) paper 12"x16", please use wrapped canvas or canvas panel, 9"x12" or 14"x20", it does not matter

acrylic gel medium, or matt medium, or gloss medium to glue collage pieces on

discarded credit card to smooth collage pieces

collage pieces (cut out and torn from magazines, napkins, wrapping and tissue paper, vintage ephemera etc.)

sponge to dab a paint with

rag to wipe a brush on

water spray (optional, you can wet down your drawing simply with a dump brush)

Stabilo All pencil in black (or watersoluble pencil in black)

watersoluble crayon in black and red (I use Lyra, you can use Neocolor II or any other)

brushes, I use filberts (flat ones with roundish corners), but you can use any brushes you prefer

reference for a face, if needed (you can use mine)

porcupine stick (or any sharp tool to scratch into wet paint)

acrylics: titanium white or gesso

Land Of Hope-02 Face & Background

password: tellyourstory          (To download click here, scroll down under the video and click on a button "download".)

Reference I used for this work:

Other intuitive symbolic story artworks that I have done in similar method:

The bird I love.

The bird I love.

The naked truth.

The naked truth.

Soar.

Soar.

I lost my wings in the moment of doubt.

I lost my wings in the moment of doubt.