Tuesday, September 18, 2012

New Oil Painting: "Omens"


"Omens"
Oil on illustration board
22x30 inches

Omens is a personal painting about seeing visions of bad things to come- protecting oneself from being swallowed up by darkness.


A shot of the original graphite/white charcoal/india ink drawing.

Stay tuned tomorrow for a special treat: I'm going to show you exactly how this was painted...

15 comments:

  1. that's pretty darn fantastic!
    can't wait til tomorrow to see you in action. :)

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    1. I can't wait to show off the making-of video, either. ;) Thanks!

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  2. Even as incredibly cool as the final result is, the excellent graphite/white charcoal/india ink is equally impressive!

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    1. Thanks very much, Juan. I agree, and I'm glad that I kept the drawing separate from the final so it can be its own thing.

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  3. Amazing work Cynthia, looking forward to seeing the next post.

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  4. So lovely, Cynthia! The video was AWESOME. How big is the original sketch you did with graphite?

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    1. Hey Libby! Thanks so much :) The original drawing is 16x22 inches (the paper altogether with the border is 18x24).

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