Jeremy Enecio is on tumblr! You should most definitely follow him.
19x30, oil and acrylic on board
My previous Oakland apartment was just a block away from Cakeland! You can see all of the turquoise sculpture from the front windows, but I always wondered what was hidden in the back. If you’re in Oakland near Shattuck and 56th St. (I don’t know, maybe you will be someday) take a peek through the windows. It’s really cool. Scott Hove is awesome.
Here’s a sneak peek inside the studio of Oakland-based artist Scott Hove, aptly entitled “Cakeland”
You can view the entire installation via Hi-Fructose Magazine here.
If you are in San Francisco, please join us Thursday, May 2nd for the opening of Scott’s new solo show at Spoke Art Gallery.
This illustration by Cam Floyd glows. See a big version at Cam’s portfolio. I found this through my daily browsing of the “artists on tumblr” tag.
just finished this one up
‘Traders’ - graphite/acrylic/digital
In case you missed it…
I have two prints up for pre-order in my shop! You can order both Noxious Colors and Stroll now for late March shipment. You get a 15% discount on the print, and I’ll include a surprise discontinued print with it when it ships. See drawgabbydraw.goodsie.com to order!
Noxious colors. I actually feel kind of gross when I look at this.
Watercolor, colored pencil, ink on hot-pressed paper. Easier to see at this post’s permalink.
“Geometric Boobs” by Vanessa Gong. I want these all over my house and my clothes. She also has some cool drawings on her blog.
To welcome 2013! I was working hard to wrap up 2000+ Geometric Boobs. Happens to be surprise from every perspective.
Gab Collab is back for 2013! I hope you’ll make something with me.
And we’re back on schedule! Here’s this week’s collaboration. Add to (or subtract from!) it, then submit it here. Tell your friends; the more the merrier!
The Smiling Spider (1891) by Odilon Redon is the most delightful lithograph I’ve come across in a while. What do you think?
So Youn Lee.
Work by So Youn Lee for Spoke Art’s “The Moleskine Project II,” on display until December 29th at Spoke Art in San Francisco, California.
This is a great show, you guys! If you live near San Francisco make time to see it.
Just a couple!
secousses asked you: What brush sizes do you use most when you’re painting?
I use three brushes for most paintings: a very tiny one for detail; a slender medium-sized one; and a larger round one. Here’s a picture of my brushes.
miichoufm asked you: I absolutely love your art, watercolor is my favorite medium. I’d just like to ask if you could give me some tips so that I can get better at it.
toyotacarolla asked you: Youre so good at watercolors! how do you do it? ive been trying to learn how to watercolor but i still need to work on it haha.
Here is a gif with the short answer. Read on for a longer answer.
The best tip for getting better at anything is practice. Practice, mess up, practice more. Try different techniques. Put pigment on wet paper, on dry paper. Use different sized brushes. Try ink instead of paint. I can’t cram everything I’ve learned from years of practice into a paragraph. (Most of my painting knowledge is contained in my muscles and is hard to verbalize.) Here is a great blog post about hard work versus talent and how practicing technique eventually internalizes it.
I can give you tips on materials, however. Paper is very important. Make sure you’re using watercolor paper because it’s thick enough to hold up to water. I usually use watercolor blocks. (More info about my materials can be found on my about page.)
Also, a few people asked about the difference between hot- and cold-pressed watercolor paper. I’m saving it for a separate post so keep an eye out.
I love these forever.
Flora/Fauna | Jacob van Loon | 2011