Nonsense

My latest exploration in casein painting this time of a river otter floating in water. River otters as far as I know don't hold their food while floating, but I wanted him to be holding one anyway. Can read more about it on my blog.

dustinwilson.com/blog/nonsense

Another painting in casein on Arches watercolor paper this time of some king penguins. I got the idea to paint this after watching a wildlife documentary which had literally thousands of them grouped together on this small island near Antarctica. I liked the colors and abstract shapes the penguins made when unfocused, so I wanted to see if I could do that in paint.

Last October I was contacted by Frank Foster to illustrate his newest album "The Way it Was" which was released in January. Been waiting to update my website so now can post here. Can read more about it here:

dustinwilson.com/blog/the_way_

I started on this about three weeks ago, but I have been too occupied with other stuff to finish it, so here is a casein painting of a polar bear.

Day 10 This one's probably my weakest one yet, from either year. It's meh, but I'm sharing it anyway. It's a pangolin scale pattern.

Alpaca painted in casein on paper. When practicing on my last one I painted a few other sheets of paper. I decided to paint this on one of them. Kind of looks like it's photobombing haha.

Casein sketch of a clownfish in my new tiny sketchbook. Practicing layering with casein as it seals like acrylic when it dries.

Practice gouache painting done over the weekend of a pink flamingo. Like my practice pieces lately the subject was chosen at random.

New practice piece. Random subject, random color palette. Subject is a coyote, painted digitally from a random photo on the internet using a color palette generated from colormind.io.

So went to the grocery store, and as I was walking to the front door I saw someone had dropped some eggs in the parking lot. As I walked by this one I could hear it sizzling. If you've never seen what an egg frying on concrete looks like this is it. lol

My girlfriend and I were looking for something to draw, so we used an animal generator. I rolled an airedale terrier. Funnily enough she has a giant one named Bear; this is him.

Giving Krita a try again (last time I used it was before hardware acceleration). Spent an inordinate amount of time playing around with brush settings and made a couple I like then painted a mason jar to test things out. Really like it. Might write my thoughts on the app on my blog.

Worked a bit more on my sketch tonight, focusing on adding clothing to a figure. Don’t quite have it right yet. Still need to work on compression wrinkles from the arms and hands resting on the fabric, but getting there...

First art post in a long while as I haven’t worked on anything I can show. This is a sketch of a painting I’m starting. Very early in the process. Still trying to get composition working. Changing things up on what I’ve done lately. While this will be painted in a realistic style as usual, certain parts of it will be a bit more caricatured.

Day 16 . I managed to do half of the prompts this year. I didn’t finish this one in time, but it’s interesting nonetheless in its present form. It’s of crystals from the Naica cave in Mexico which are absolutely gigantic in scale.

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