Wednesday, November 21, 2012


I have for you today another new traditional painting. For my fourth attempt at painting traditionally the Chimera was the lucky winner. Back on May 14, 2010 I first posted my Chimera redesign as part of my "Fresh from the drawing board" series. It only took me 2.5 years, but it is finally in color. Here is how it turned out...

© 2012 Christopher Burdett

This was completed in acrylic and measures 9x12. I gotta say that as daunting as switching materials has been, I do feel like I am learning a lot... I think... maybe... There is still that completely horrifying period at the beginning where it feels like it is all spiraling out of control and it is all I can do to pull it back together. After that it gets a lot easier. There is a similar period when I work digitally, but over time I have found working methods that alleviates a lot of that feeling and I am obviously more comfortable with handling issues that my arise when working digitally.

As mentioned above, this is the second of my finished "Fresh from the drawing board" piece, the first being the Bugbear. This is all part of a larger long term personal project. Since I work digitally for my clients I have decided to only work traditionally for personal work. It is a nice break and allows me the chance to try new and different things. Here is another image of the completed painting just being a burden and taking up space. ...if you would like it to take up space at your house, it and the Bugbear are for sale...

Back from an exciting trip to Illuxcon the Chimera likes hanging out on flat surfaces. RAWR!

I will have some process posts for this and the Deep One in the near future. I took lots of photos so you can see everything that I am doing wrong with my paintings.

That is all for another exciting Wednesday on the blog! Since tomorrow is Thanksgiving - the great American eating holiday I will not be posting on Friday, taking the weekend off. I will be back here on Monday, so I will see you here then! Until then...

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