Freelance Illustrator // Fine Artist // Adventurer // (I do not accept tattoo-design commissions.) //

January 18, 2012

"Sacrifice" Painting Finished!

Finished at last! I hit a road-block when I initially put in the background in pale blue... ugh... what was I thinking? It took me a while to come up with a solution as the white india ink had sealed the paper so I couldn't paint over it in gouache. I laid in the black branches in black india ink today and am much happier with the contrast and the way it pops the colors. Crisis averted!

Here is a shot of my standard painting process- using india ink washes to lay in the tone and then colored washes of gouache on top:

Photos of the finished painting... I just need to sign it:

There are only four framed prints left! If you see something you want, contact me ASAP:


Artemis Grey said...

Without doubt, my FAVORITE of yours EVER!!! There are not words to convey the epicness of my adoration for this one!!!

J. A. W. Cooper said...

<3! I'm so happy you like it!

Chris Geer said...

Bold, Confident Sketches. Beautiful.

J. A. W. Cooper said...

Thanks Chris!