Painting: Roller Grrl

I haven’t named my most recent painting yet. I’ve had an idea to do a series of Roller Girl paintings and this one was painted with the intention of entering it into competition for the MN State Fair this year. Usually, I paint really fast and complete a painting in one or two sittings. I’ve been trying to slow down a little more, take my time and do more washes. It’s a different process for me, but in this image anyway, I think it really paid off.

I recorded the process for this one on Instagram and here are the stages:

 

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Sketch book layout.
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Pencilling in the image.
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Doing an initial background wash and adding texture with salt.
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A little more base color.
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Starting to work in some details. More glazes.
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More detail work. Also adding graphic elements to make this scene stand out.
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Painting is nearly done now. Added a few more glazes, punched up some details, and added some more to the background to give a cosmic look. More salt as well to add additional texture.
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Tapes off. Final image.

The image is about 14 x 19, painted on paper that is 15 x 20. I still need to scan it (and it’ll probably be cropped a little bit–I think my scanner’s max scan is 13 x 19.

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Published by: Thomas Rohde

Artist // Writer // Theatre Professional // Nerd // Night Owl Inspired by a steady and lifelong infusion of pop culture, comic books, and a vast assortment of films and books, our friendly neighborhood blogger has doomed himself to a life of creative pursuits. There's not enough time for everything, but we all do what we can. Artist: of watercolor, ink, comic illustration, horror/ sci-fi/ fantasy art. Writer: of fictions, tweets, captions & blogs. Lover: coffee, whiskey, wine & beer. Instagram and Twitter as @demipho

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