Glow Cuttlefish by Meg Lyman
Gouache and ink ACEO on paper
For sale at Geek Girl Con next weekend
In the same vein as the last post… I like this theme. And not just because it makes imagining the light source easy.
Holiday sale, woo! 15% off using coupon MEGARTHOLIDAY16 in the Etsy shop through Monday. I just listed a bunch of prints and some new originals, too. Only a few calendars are left.
5×7″ gouache and ink on paper
CMYK palette again, so much fun!
Furiosa by Meg Lyman
9×12″ gouache on cold press
I never gave this one an official post – here is my homage to my favorite movie, Fury Road.
I used gamut mapping and a limited palette to help this obtain the color-filtered look of the movie. My colors were, from top to bottom: gamboge (didn’t use much of this at all), titanium gold ochre, Hooker’s green, burnt umber, neutral tint, cerulean blue, and indigo. I also added a bit of quinacridone red for the faces, gold for the sparkles in the engine grease, and of course white. I could have limited the palette more and had even better color harmony.
Note how all the octopus are hanging on the same horizon line, through the upper middle of the torso for an average-height imaginary octopus. I initially sketched them all wrong, and had to review my perspective rules.
ACEO gouache and ink on paper
I am not sure why, but I wanted to paint a tuna. They are slightly adorable but mostly terrifying, especially when you consider their size. They can get up to 15 feet long.
2015 was a good year. I was able to focus my art by doing more still life practice and background work, and I really got into the vulture culture/skull collecting community. I appreciate all of you – artists supporting artists, collectors, and the helpful and friendly vultures I’ve met. I hope we all have an awesome 2016!
Vanitas I – my first try at still life with lead white oil
Octophant – a fan suggestion and experiment in textures
Yes I am doing a thing like all the stores that sent you 16 million emails today. Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale on my Etsy shop – 20% off for you awesome blog readers! Use the code BLOGSOME now through Monday for 20% off anything, including prints and originals and t-shirts and calendars. Because you are awesome!
Also I added a bunch of stuff today.
8×10″ gouache and ink on board
It was great fun to mimic the show’s paper-cut-out look using gouache. And making the octopus-crossing sign.