Paintings: Monsters

The past couple weeks I’ve been busy painting monsters on canvasses!

I really wanted to get back into painting again, so I chose to go for a flat surface instead of my usual 3D forms because painting on canvas is easier and quicker for me.  It was a fun way to get out some ideas fairly fast.

Here are some in-progress shots. First I sketch what I want directly onto canvas in pencil, then prime and start adding colour in layers.

Lastly I add the finishing touches like the face, outlines and highlights.  Below are my final canvasses. I really like how they turned out, and can’t wait to do more!

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Photos: Amsterdam

Amsterdam is an amazing city, very relaxed and beautiful with all the canals. Somethings I noticed was an over-abundance of shoe stores, people walk/bike everywhere (hardly any cars compared to other major cities), and I didn’t need to speak a single word of Dutch to get by. I don’t know if that’s a good thing (English-speaking tourists are then super lazy), or if it’s a bad thing (I miss out on the chance to learn a few Dutch phrases). I guess it’s a bad thing because I still don’t know how to say: hello, thank-you, please, and goodbye (but I do know ‘Geen Doorgang’ and ‘Toepassing’ from the signs in the airport, haha). If you have a chance to visit, try the Stroopwafels, the frites with curry mayo, and the smoked goat cheese. Deeeelicious!