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ThaJinxThaJinx Registered User
edited March 2010 in Artist's Corner
Hey all! I'm brand new! Tear me a new one!

I figure I'll go ahead and be open here, most of my work is based on appropriated material, and achieved through the drawing, cutting, and applying of stencils. I had half a mind not to post any of it, but you only live twice, and I wouldn't benefit if I didn't go out on a limb for what I do.

Alright. General disclaimer is done. Hoping for some feedback; thanks in advance for taking the time to look.

Sean Connery, acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20"

Jimi Hendrix, acrylic on canvas, 4' x 3'

Ronald Reagan, acrylic on canvas, 18" x 24"

Mario, acrylic on canvas, 9" x 12"

Muhammad Ali vs Sonny Liston, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 18"

Mickey Mantle, acrylic on canvas, 12" x 16"

Zakki Six, acrylic on masonite, 2' x 4'

Zac, mixed media on wood panelling (wall), roughly 5' x 9' (apologies for the poor quality of the image)

Jacques-Yves Cousteau, acrylic on canvas, 31" x 31"

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  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Hmm they're neat enough, but I rarely find anything I like in stencil work. It's not that I dislike it as a medium, but everyone seems to follow a technique that produces morbid looking pieces and it's kind of boring. My only advice would be to try doing something aside from pop culture figures, they're kind of overdone, especially in stencil work. Especially using red and black, not that red and black is bad, but overdone too.

    Also check out Grenn's thread, dude has the best stencils ever.

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  • winter_combat_knightwinter_combat_knight Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    "I won't give you a 'B', but i'll tear you a new 'A'!"

    Hendrix one looks cool. I think its cool you've done these in acrylics though.

    you could try mixing up materials. e.g. cut paper mixed with paints, glue down some news papers/magazines and paint over it. Make it more interesting.

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  • ThaJinxThaJinx Registered User
    edited March 2010
    Thanks a lot for the responses, I appreciate it.

    Mustang, you're right, the red and black is something I want to get away from, and in general I'd like to make more of a shift towards game culture type of work instead of just standard pop culture icons. And you're right, Grenn's thread is positively rad.

    winter, I really dig your idea re: mixing up materials, could definitely give things a more interesting look over straight flat colors. I'll give your suggestions a shot.

    Thanks a lot :)

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