It's kind of a hybrid painting/drawing style, and it reminds me a lot of the indie comics I used to read and pick up at the indie comic shows that I used to do, which is why I'm calling it what I'm calling it. I never inked my comics like that, though, and as I mentioned in a previous post, I really wish I'd learned to ink like that. Much faster and more fun.Oh well, I'm a bit slow sometimes.
I'm not going to abandon the blobby-paint-style, as there's just too much one can do with that, but I'd also like to keep exploring what I can do with the indie-comic-style paintings. I just hope that they sell well enough to justify the effort.
This pair mean that I'm all done my first set of drawy-paintings / painty drawings. I still have no idea what to call them, as they're kind of a hybrid. Really what they are is indie-comic style wall panel art. I think my past as an indie comic creator is coming out more and more.
Now I just have to figure out how to price them. :-/
Pricing is one of the more vexing aspects of being an artist/one person business. I'd like to make them available at a more accessible price point than my full colour blobby paintings, so I'm thinking maybe $500 for a 20x24 and $650 for a 22x30. I should really hear what the galleries say about them though, since they're the ones who would be selling them.
Here's another new painting. I'm having a lot of fun with this stripped down format. It's a lot like inking comics. Or like I wished I had done them when I was still doing them, instead of what I did do with tiny little brushes and pens and getting way too tight with the drawing.
Ah well, the hindsight of old age and feeble-tude.
Who knows if this new drawing/painting style that I'm working is going to be worth the effort? I'm liking the results so far, so I think it's got a chance, but it's both a creative and product development process at the same time, so you never know until you get it in front of people. This one's 20x24: