Thursday, August 20, 2009

Finally Trying


After years talking, asking questions, reading, and playing around with water colors, I finally took the plunge. I pulled out the big boy paints and just tried them out.

Nic Klien is a good friend of mine and I've been mining him for info for a while now. He's a great painter and he's given me some great tips so I decided to quit being a little sissy and just throw some paint around. I pull out the acrylics and this is what came about. I didn't want to try to get too bold and go for crazy colors at the moment, just tried to keep it in the sepia world.

This is a very rough first step, but that's what first steps are. There meant for bumping and scraping and getting a little hurt in the process. This is me trying to understand a new medium and after playing with it for a day, the fear is now gone. It's time to get a little crazy and see what I can pull off on my second time around.

24 comments:

Derek said...

Wow! Amazing job! Hope to see a lot more of these from you.

Fabian said...

Holy S..!! What is it exactly that you need to learn?? This is amazing work!!! Looks perfect to me, man!!
Can't wait to see what will you do next!

Ben Foster said...

Great first painting. Acrylics are such a wonderfully versatile medium--I painted in them for years after watching Dave Devries demo his technique a few times. Nic's such an awesome person to learn from--his stuff really pushes the medium well. Can't wait to see more from you Skottie!

Plaid Klaus said...

awesome, great first step. I've been wanting to jump back from digital coloring to painting for a while. It's hard to break from the ease of digital, but I think the rewards are worth it.

keep it up man!

Scott Hume said...

dude, nicely done, diggin this alot, can't wait to see more painted stuff.

Alexis said...

fork yeah - lookin' good. can't wait to see more big boy paintings.

mick statham said...

Developing a new skill can be a pain in the neck, nessessary, exciting and challenging all in the same moment. After years of oil paining and mixed media techniques I recently taugth myself screen printing. A totally new disipline. I failed misereably for weeks now, I think, I've just about got it licked. Stick with it my man, A guy with your talents'll have it down in no time. Great first attempt.

Joe Romano 2 said...

Looks great SKottie, can't believe it's your first time. Can't wait to see where this goes.

frank said...

Scottie, I love that you're doing this. A lot of people who work in comics just stick to their guns but you really try to change it up and experiment. I really dug when you went to your more stylized scratchy art and I'm sure I'll dig whatever comes out of this.

You are a true artist, sir.

Michael said...

I this piece for sale?

j_ay said...

Go for it.
And reallllllly not liking the colouring to OZ...here's to hoping book 3 is painted by your good self.

Blake Sauner said...

Well played.

I wouldn't be too hasty to pass off any past watercolor work as something less than "big-boy" paints, I think painting as a whole takes a certain skill set regardless of the type of paint.

And you seem to possess that skill set as far as I am concerned, I think everyone would agree.

I like how the texture of the acrylics work their way under your art, they seem to mesh well with your style.


Don't knock your attempts, you have the inner talent to lend yourself to any medium, I'd wager!

Lefty said...

dude i completly understand, im kinda going the other way though, from acrylics to watercolors. I was trained in acrylics, but have always like the appeal of what watercolors can do. I know it might be a big soon, but have you thought about oil paints? theirs a guy I went to school with who worked in oils that did some pretty amazing stuff.

An said...

It is a good job. Salutations

Ryan Green said...

The risk paid off! Nice to see some more experimentation.

Spderweb said...

Hey Skottie, this looks great. Seems like a medium you've been using forever.
I just got your artbook (my gf got it for me) and its excellent.
I hope you'll come to toronto during the comiccon or fan expo one year.

Skottie Young said...

Thanks everyone!

Joe Romano 2 said...

just got home from a loooong business trip and LA. and what do I find. JUNK on my doorstep. All of a sudden the last 45hrs of work I put in three days doesn't seem so bad.

It looks F*&%ing Amazing!!! Nice work Skottie. You just killed my productivity. THanks alot.

Skottie Young said...

Thank you so much, Joe!!! You'd be doing me a huge favor if you gave a rating and review over at my Lulu page.

I hope the book was worth it you enjoy it as much as I did making it

Joe Romano 2 said...

Hey Skottie,
just posted a rating and review at Lulu. Hope you like my review,good luck to you man. I love the book.

Too anyone thinking about getting JUNK, trust me you won't be disappointed. The book rocks, even better then B-sides. There is some real rough images and amazing finished pieces. You get a really cool look at the process of how SY puts his images together. You can't go wrong with this book. GO get it.

david benzal said...

amazing drawings and characteres.

I like!!!

Mike said...

There's a typo: "Nic Klien" and it's "Nic Klein" like german for "little".
Just wanted to point that out, please, don't hate me.

freefun0616 said...

酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店小姐兼職,
便服酒店經紀,
酒店打工經紀,
制服酒店工作,
專業酒店經紀,
合法酒店經紀,
酒店暑假打工,
酒店寒假打工,
酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店小姐兼職,
便服酒店工作,
酒店打工經紀,
制服酒店經紀,
專業酒店經紀,
合法酒店經紀,
酒店暑假打工,
酒店寒假打工,
酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店小姐兼職,
便服酒店工作,
酒店打工經紀,
制服酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,

,

Thiago said...

Calvin and Hobbes??