Throwback Thursday 06.04.2020

June 4, 2020

You know what’s fun? Doing a throwback Thursday on a painting that is already on display on my website. It totally cuts down the debate on my head on whether or not an ugly art piece residing in my hard drive deserves to go online or not, lol. Anyways… WOLF MECH SKETCH!

A robotic wolf painting
Wolf Mech Sketch

For the longest time, I didn’t know what to do with this piece. It sort of deserves to be in my portfolio, given that I spent quite a good amount of time on it. But at the same time, I feel like it’s not in the same caliber as my other work. It feels lacking in… something… Nonetheless, it did eventually join my portfolio.

It was originally heavy with photo textures. This was probably one of the first photobashed pieces that I started in photoshop a long long time ago. It stayed untouched in my hard drive for about five years, I think… before I finally decided to finish it. This piece started a trend in my artwork that is still ongoing to this day.

It used to be that I really wanted to push the realism of my paintings, so I started to photobash quite a lot. This piece was one of the first pieces that I decided to “dial down” photorealism. As much as I love uber realism, I just don’t like the uncanny valley as much. Because of this, I decided to lessen the photorealism approach in this painting and smudged quite a lot of details away. The end result is more painterly than photographic.

I do this often now… photobash like crazy, then blend/smudge most of the details away. I love the result… it’s absolutely more painterly.

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