Saturday, October 31, 2009

My first oil painting

I really never get around to doing any real paintings, and often don't have the motivation to get one done. A while back, my sister asked me to do a painting for her, but i kept putting it off. Last weekend, i decided i'd finally get it done, i chose to do a caricature of her and her boyfriend, and for the hell of it, i chose to do it in oils, a medium i have never tried.

I'm pretty proud of how solid a final product i ended up with, considering this is my third painting in as many years. however, i'm still not 100 percent happy with it. i've never been a very patient artist, and that really comes out in traditional mediums. it's a little rough and the colors are all over the place. After a week of trying different things This is what i feel is the best i can do. And after this practice, I'm really looking forward to doing some more traditional paintings and honing my technique.

anyway, here's the painting, and some of my process.





8 comments:

Damion009 said...

very awesome dude!

BODARD said...

Great painting ! And so funny ! Congrats, William ! I've just linked you, I often visit...

Nori Tominaga said...

oooh i dont know if this is a double post, but ill just say great work again for the sake of it! Hilarious

ian said...

Way to go Will, always good to try something new! Looks good and I'm sure she's happy with it.

Will Appledorn said...

thanks guys, for stopping by and commenting.

this was more work that i usually put into my art and i'm glad you all like it, hope the recipiants do too.

sal navarro said...

I am happy you tried something new,I been wanting to try oils for a while but I am a bit scared ..so I am inspired by your effort ,which by the way,is truly good!

Joe Bluhm said...

I love how 'Bill Plympton' the next-to-final image is.

Will Appledorn said...

Thanks guys!

Sal, go for it man. there are pros and cons of oils compared to other mediums, but i enjoyed the process.

Thanks Joe, i keep hearing that but i honestly don't know why, not all that familiar with his work to be honest.