Friday, November 26, 2010

Art Blocks for Ghana

I did this piece to contribute to "Art Blocks for Ghana", a charity art auction by artists in the animation and illustration community to help build a children's Home in Ghana.

This was a tough one. We were required to paint on these square wooden blocks, which meant I needed to paint opaquely. I haven't painted in a non transparent method in a good long time, so I was a bit rusty.



33 comments:

Lovelace said...

that's gorgeous!

BoO said...

WWOOOAAAAOOOOW

Ken Ghann said...

Wow THIS MEANS ALOT. Im from Ghana and i know your art will do some good. thank you very much

Emerson Fialho Art Blog said...

Fantástico, meu amigo!
Parabéns pela ilustração.

Jesse Hamm said...

Cool!

How did you transfer your line drawing to the block? Just eyeball it?

tiffannysketchbook said...

you did fabulous!

Kendra Melton said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love that you kept the wood grain and incorporated it into the shadows. Great work!

Gad said...

mmm... maybe you should work more in non transparent methods
this i easily best of your works so far. simply amazing

fredo said...

waaw it's very beautiful <3

Anthony Holden said...

Fantastic--man, that wood grain couldn't be any more perfect.

Matt J said...

Lovely piece Bill-the non-opaque approach worked fine. Don Shank recommended I put down a coat of Jesso primer first which helped a lot. Made the panel more like canvas.

bpresing said...

Yeah. Jesso would have made it easier, but I wanted to retain the woodgrain. Crystal clear and thin washes of matte medium made it work.

damon said...

wow that is really cute i love it

Mathieu Reynès said...

Another great piece !

Michael Dooney said...

!!!
Ah man, do you have to do everything so great, sheesh. I think that you need to quit your job and just churn out paintings now, I'm sure Ikumi would understand.

Bobby Chiu said...

so gorgeous!

Howard Shum said...

Looks great!

SHOo said...

Wow! This one is amazing Bill! One of the nicest ones I've seen for that project!

Ben Newman said...

That came out really nice, I like the solidity of it. You should paint like this more often!

lucidthinking said...

this is cool

Denny said...

Fantastic art!

Clio said...

This is just amazing!! The opaqueness looks so rich. More, more!

Neato! said...

Process post?

Anson Jew said...

Great piece. Great cause!

kalonji said...

incredible !!

bpresing said...

Wow, thanks guys. I'm glad you liked. Honestly I wasn't so sure about this one since I'm not used to painting like this.
I'll try to do it more often.

Sorry Neato!,
Can't show the process on this one. Didn't take any picture as it went.

Gillian Comerford said...

That is just gorgeous....
WOW!!!!

cybèle said...

this is just stunning.

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