Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Abstracts

I have continued to enjoy more and more using the digital painting medium. allows me to explore with no use of materials and try new ideas. At the same time I will never break away from using traditional mediums. Just recently I obtained funds to go and do some decent art supply shopping. I will be diving into those supplies soon and posting work as I progress through these new ideas. 

digital painting, maybe under 2 hours

traditional mediums on bristol board, maybe 2 hours or so.
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Monday, December 30, 2013

Hobo Boxers

The last of the hobo boxer sketches I was doing. There were other ideas but I had other projects I felt were more important than these sketches. 

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

digital abstract 10

Sunday morning quickie, working on staying simple and quick with rendering. I wanted to force a time constraint on the length of time I spent on this piece. See what could be accomplished in only 2 hours or so. I am also trying to stay limited on the amount of color I use to keep myself thinking how to keep the balance and movement without expanding the color range. 
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Thursday, December 26, 2013

New digital abstract painting. I have been trying to explore more movement in my forms even though they still have geometric attributes I feel they are taking on more of an organic pattern and flow. 
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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Hobo Boxers 2

Below is another group of the hobo boxer characters from a previous post. 
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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Digital Abstract 7

New digital abstract painting done in photoshop cs5. 
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Sunday, December 22, 2013

New Small Abstract Paintings

These are a couple new small abstracts done in the last day or so. 
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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Hobo Boxers

I grew up in Ventura California, a nice beach town with a pretty big homeless population due to a variety of factors, alcohol, drug abuse and mental illness. Spending a lot of time roaming the streets in downtown and the beach surfing you cross paths with a lot of the people that live on the street, each very colorful and unique. There will be several posts about this as I have a few illustrations in this series. 

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Friday, December 20, 2013

New Abstract Sketches

I need to refresh my paint and canvas supply, so the easy way to make things stretch a bit is for me to work on some smaller quicker pieces. I usually will take one of my small sketches and repaint as a full size painting. These are either 7x7 or 6x4 on hemp paper using the palette knife or dry brush technique with only 3 colors and white. 

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Ode to a Best Friend

My first dog brandy, we rescued her from the ojai humane society way back in 2000 when my wife worked there, she lived with us until october 15 2012 the same day that zipper koko cattanach came into the world to secure a new place in our hearts. brandy was the best dog i could have asked for and made us happy for 12 some years. 

adoption photo from the humane society. 
illustration by Ron Lipking when we worked together, i was so excited about getting brandy i am sure it was all anyone ever heard about when around me. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Skizo Fa2hq Artwork

Below are a set of stickers I have done for trade with other artists. One of which i have use to do a digital painting of. 

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Skizo Illustrations

Below is a group of newer images the girls were supposed to be pin up girl stickers for a company that dropped the ball on the project. The other pieces are sketchbook works that were taken to ink and the halfwit bull head was taken to color painted in photoshop. 

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Does it anger you when you are stuck behind drivers that don't pay attention. This rant for a magazine is focused on that situation.
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Thursday, December 12, 2013

New Abstracts

Two new abstract paintings, one is a new digital painted in photoshop, no filters or effects. The second one is a traditional piece painted with a limited set of color, black, white, raw sienna and ultramarine blue. focusing on new focus and flow of the abstract and trying to create a more organic feel. 

digital abstract
traditional abstract
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Dating With Kids

This is another piece for the Las Vegas magazine I did a short time back. This was one of the forum pages where they posted a topic and addressed it from both the male and female point of view. This was discussing dating a divorced person who had kids. The illustration above was for her kids. 
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Abstracts Traditional and Digital

Here are two recent abstracts I have finished in the other day. The digital piece allows me to work outside of materials I don't have right now, like paint variety. The traditional is meant to have a marine or oceanic feel to it. 

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Monday, December 9, 2013

This is a double page spread for the Vegas magazine on going to county jail in Las Vegas. 
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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Abstract canvas work 2013

This is the most recent of completed abstract work. I had to take a break due to over use, injury from that and a creative recharge. I am trying to break from the geometric constructs of my old abstract style. 

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

storybook style

I am currently working on finishing the illustrations for a children's book I wrote a fair time ago and want to publish myself as there are more options now than when I first wrote the book and would have had to get it published by a entity. This piece is a practice piece where I am starting in photoshop with large loose brush strokes and getting the layout down then slowly bringing that into focus. The edges of the character and horizon are very loose and non defined to add a soft focus and dream like feel. 
The child chasing the lost kite in the wind is my idea of how we all try to regain our youth and childhood but as natures clock only moves forward, our attempts of being really young again are as effective as chasing a kite in the wind. 

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Abstract Paintings

These are some of the more recent abstract paintings i have done. I am trying to break out of the geometric arrangements and get a bit more organic flow to my forms and brush strokes. working on levels of texture on some of the newer works. 

Most recent work, 24x32 acrylic 2013


8x10 2010

8x10 2010

8x10 2012
all works are copyright Scott Cattanach 2010-2013