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tryout by ChristopherStevens tryout by ChristopherStevens
My first acrylic painting. Cool! Technically my second. I did an awesome Flash painting when I was 14 or 15. So awesome that this is the first time I've touched acrylics since.

I dont really know why I've always been afraid of paint, but I have. The recent work I've been doing with watercolor has shaken some of that fear and made me curious. Plus, these days my biggest inspirations havent come from comics like they always have before but from painters like Frazetta and Jeff Jones, so this was something I really felt like doing finally.

This was just an exercise just to see what it was like to really paint and I have to say I enjoyed it. I didnt make any effort to plan it out or concern myself with details and it was fun. I didnt draw anything first, (mainly because I dont know how to do that yet) so the image here was just worked in as I went. In a way, it's liberating to not know what the hell youre doing. This was done with two paints. Burnt Umber and white. It's essentially a greyscale piece that I used brown on instead of black.

Liquitex acrylic on canvas.

image © Chris Stevens
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NickMockoviak Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice.......
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red-viper-of-dorne Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
paint is were the money is. keep at it.
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I-am-Samurai-Jack Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
a true artist, be move between mediums so easily. Awesome :)
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SeanMcFarland Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't used acrylics in forever, but they are a good time. Looking forward to seeing you use them more, and hope you have some fun with color!
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ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Thanks. Yeah, the next one will have a bit more color in it and I'll hopefully figure out where I'm going with paint as I go.
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SeanMcFarland Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You have such excellent control of your marker work it's going to be interesting to see how loose you can get with the paints. You may find a whole new side you never knew you had!
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ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Thanks. That's what I'm hoping for. I don't want to just recreate what I do in markers.
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Lambtroncorp Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
I love a good robot :D
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Jeeshwa123 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012   General Artist
Badass! :D It reminds me of Ashley Wood's work.
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renecordova Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
uuuuf men , i hate you , u really rules ¡¡
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