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