Tag Archives: drawing

New art: “Stand firm!”

24 Jan

“Stand firm!”
World War II propaganda. UK war effort, 1939-1946, by Thomas Purvis.
#paintmarkers #acrylicpaintmarkers #painting #acrylicpainting #propaganda #art, January 24, 2021 at 06:08PM.

New art: Fairey Fulmar taking off

16 Jan

Fairey Fulmar taking off from an armored flight deck (apparently a feature of British carriers) during World War II
#gouache #gouachepainting #painting #art #artdeco #propagandaart, January 16, 2021 at 07:08PM.

My kid liked it, so I framed it and it now hangs on his wall.

Detail of Horse and young woman in kimono under Sakura

12 Jan

Detail of Horse and young woman in kimono under Sakura
I painted this 3 years ago almost day for day. [update: I misread the month next to my signature 😱 It was Jun. not Jan. So “almost”, give or take 6 months! 🤪]
Pentel Brushpen, watercolour (sepia, lamp black, quinacridone rose), 23×30 cm.
It’s after a much cleaner piece by the talented @jungshan from Taiwan whose work I absolutely love!
#watercolor #watercolorpainting #ink #fanart #jungshan #art, January 12, 2021 at 06:09PM.

New art: “Stuck in the city, dreaming of open spaces” diptych

10 Jan

“Stuck in the city, dreaming of open spaces” diptych.
I borrowed the first image to the so very talented @tomhaugomat.
(Third piece with acrylic paint markers – I am loving it.)
#paintmarkers #acrylicpainting #acrylicmarkers #art, January 10, 2021 at 07:04PM.

New art: (updated) Art Deco ad for Herkules Bier from the 1930s

10 Jan

I fixed several proportion problems that became obvious the next day 🙃

Experimenting with acrylic paint markers.
This is after an Art Deco ad for Herkules Bier from the 1930s.
#paintmarkers #acrylicpainting #herkulesbier #propagandagraphics #artdeco #art, January 10, 2021 at 11:45AM.

I was researching this particular ad to learn more about its history and who created it but I didn’t find a lot of hits. However I was glad I found a review someone wrote about an Art Deco book that features this image. Here’s the comical thing they say about it:

“On page 89 is an ad for Herkules Bier “aus dem Hasenbrau-Augsburg.” The sinister, leviathanic, muscle-bound, fist-clenched figure uses one of the hallmarks of Art Deco—deep shadow to enhance contrast—to convey a message as self-contradictory as it is threatening: Drink this and it won’t go to your belly, it will build the muscle of Germany. Rage is power, and watch out you fops of Versailles.”

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