February 17, 2012 § 3 Comments
It’s been a little while but I’ve finally finished a new ….’painting?’ I never know what to call something like this since it’s sort of a mishmash of techniques including drawing, photo-manipulation, and digital painting.
This image is actually one of the most organic I have ever done, by which I mean the end result is really not at all what I set out to make. I kept getting stuck in places where I was unhappy with the direction and ended up leaving it for long periods, trying to come back to it with fresh eyes (and hopefully fresh ideas). It might have been cool for me to save some of the iterative versions to show how it changed over time, but that would have required some forethought. In the end though, I think it ended up in a good place.
Prints are available at http://society6.com/jefflangevin/
February 2, 2012 § Leave a comment
I had the opportunity to participate in a small workshop on Japanese sumi-e brush & ink technique, and here are a couple of the results. Generally being overly controlled and perhaps trying to be too precise, I had a hard time letting go and just letting the brush work quickly. I found it a little awkward to hold the brush so perpendicular to the page as well. It’s a very different kind of feeling than my tablet or a standard pencil grip. There is something really beautiful and intriguing about the simplicity of the black ink and the imperfect variations within the strokes.
January 24, 2012 § 1 Comment
This is a watercolor / digital work I will be submitting to http://uforgegallery.com/ for their upcoming illustration show. It was nice to get off the computer for most of this image; watercolor is something I think I will try again in the future. There is something really nice about the lightness and transparency of it, and there is always a nice unintentional detail to it. I find that there is a lot of unexpected subtlety.
Prints of this work can be purchased here