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Artistj's Ska Paintings Collection. Dec. 27th, 2008 @ 02:38 AM Reply

So, I got some Sharpie Oil paint markers for Christmas, and a 20 dollar gift certificate to Micheal's. combined with two "Half off anything" coupons, that had to be used by this weekend.. so I hurried up and bought two large canvases. Because stretching your own canvas is a bitch.

I am going to combine these new oil sharpies with my pre-existing collection of oil based paint. And if my thoughts are correct these oil sharpies should blend with each other and the other oil paints.
I'm not sure how well they'll mix, but art is about experimentation--

Typically, I'm not a painter. Mostly I'm a digital artist, but I thought it might be fun to do a series of paintings for my next apartment. I've wanted to do some "ska" inspired paintings for a while, like, one of each instrument being played.

And I want to document the series, and take comments here, as I go

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Response to Artistj's Ska Paintings Collection. Dec. 27th, 2008 @ 03:06 AM Reply

I like the potential here...

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Response to Artistj's Ska Paintings Collection. Dec. 27th, 2008 @ 03:11 AM Reply

These are the canvases I will be using.

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Response to Artistj's Ska Paintings Collection. Dec. 27th, 2008 @ 03:16 AM Reply

and Ive begun my 1st pencil outline of the drawing. I chose trumpet for the first painting, inspired by the skatalites traditional ska sound. I looked up a ska rythem on google to have the actual notes on the bottom to try and tie the composition together in nice triangular shape.

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Response to Artistj's Ska Paintings Collection. Dec. 27th, 2008 @ 04:15 AM Reply

Almost time to start adding color.

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Response to Artistj's Ska Paintings Collection. Dec. 27th, 2008 @ 05:49 AM Reply

and the first splash of paint has been added.

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Response to Artistj's Ska Paintings Collection. Dec. 27th, 2008 @ 05:52 AM Reply

This looks great. Have you ever used Deco-Color paint pens? I love using them for everything from canvas to metal. Are you going with some traditional ska-tone colors? Red, green and yellow?

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Response to Artistj's Ska Paintings Collection. Dec. 27th, 2008 @ 06:18 AM Reply

At 12/27/08 05:52 AM, 1N5AN3 wrote: This looks great. Have you ever used Deco-Color paint pens? I love using them for everything from canvas to metal. Are you going with some traditional ska-tone colors? Red, green and yellow?

Deco-color? ive seen them at Blick, but haven't used them ever. since you've recommended them I'll have to try them some time. Normally the only markers I use are prismacolor, but these new sharpies are acting great so far in my paper trials.

Sounds like a good idea to me to use the reggae colors coming out of the trumpet. My goal is to get them to start off as solid colors and then slowly blend them.

The first couple layers will be all marker, and eventually ill transition to paintbrush if all goes well.


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Response to Artistj's Ska Paintings Collection. Dec. 27th, 2008 @ 07:27 AM Reply

okay, so here's the splash! so far i'm very happy with this. These markers work very fast!

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Response to Artistj's Ska Paintings Collection. Dec. 27th, 2008 @ 07:38 AM Reply

At 12/27/08 05:52 AM, 1N5AN3 wrote: This looks great. Have you ever used Deco-Color paint pens? I love using them for everything from canvas to metal. Are you going with some traditional ska-tone colors? Red, green and yellow?

here's a close-up!

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Response to Artistj's Ska Paintings Collection. Dec. 27th, 2008 @ 02:21 PM Reply

Nice. I like the checkerboard backdrop too, are you planning on keeping that through the entire piece? I like the colored splash too. Keep it up.

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Response to Artistj's Ska Paintings Collection. Dec. 27th, 2008 @ 02:37 PM Reply

At 12/27/08 07:38 AM, ArtistJ wrote: here's a close-up!

nice array of color you got there! im digging this.

also i wasnt aware of the fact that there are oil sharpies, i think i should get some myself.

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Response to Artistj's Ska Paintings Collection. Dec. 27th, 2008 @ 02:41 PM Reply

At 12/27/08 02:37 PM, UMREE wrote: also i wasnt aware of the fact that there are oil sharpies, i think i should get some myself.

I definitely second that. I'd have to assume they're similar to Deco-Colors, A felt tip that draws paint through a reservoir. =)

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Response to Artistj's Ska Paintings Collection. Dec. 27th, 2008 @ 06:18 PM Reply

yes, these do seem very simillar to the deco markers. And I think I'm only going to keep the high contrast checkers on the left, for three rows, because I don't want them to overpower the guy.


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Response to Artistj's Ska Paintings Collection. Dec. 27th, 2008 @ 11:40 PM Reply

starting on the pants with light and regular blue.

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Response to Artistj's Ska Paintings Collection. Dec. 27th, 2008 @ 11:55 PM Reply

That's awesome! I can't wait when you are finished, this is turning out fantastic!

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Response to Artistj's Ska Paintings Collection. Dec. 28th, 2008 @ 12:30 AM Reply

At 12/27/08 11:55 PM, redenvy wrote: That's awesome! I can't wait when you are finished, this is turning out fantastic!

Thanks for the encouragement! Don't get your hopes up too high though, I too have my shortcomings.

Added some purple tones for more depth in the Jeans.

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Response to Artistj's Ska Paintings Collection. Dec. 28th, 2008 @ 01:56 AM Reply

filled in the jeans and used a little silver on the top of the thighs. Also, begun work on the trumpet.

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Response to Artistj's Ska Paintings Collection. Dec. 28th, 2008 @ 02:14 AM Reply

closeup on the trumpet... so far

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Response to Artistj's Ska Paintings Collection. Dec. 28th, 2008 @ 03:27 AM Reply

the jacket's shadows and a red fedora

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Response to Artistj's Ska Paintings Collection. Dec. 28th, 2008 @ 04:51 AM Reply

At 12/28/08 03:27 AM, ArtistJ wrote: the jacket's shadows and a red fedora

lookin good!

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Response to Artistj's Ska Paintings Collection. Dec. 28th, 2008 @ 07:26 AM Reply

So far, so good. I'll check up in a few days for the final result, and then give you the final verdict.

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Response to Artistj's Ska Paintings Collection. Dec. 28th, 2008 @ 12:23 PM Reply

building layers on the jacket.

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Response to Artistj's Ska Paintings Collection. Dec. 28th, 2008 @ 12:56 PM Reply

Looks great so far, and will be awesome in the end.

How come you've included a spartan helmet in the painting, btw?


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Response to Artistj's Ska Paintings Collection. Dec. 28th, 2008 @ 03:10 PM Reply

At 12/28/08 12:56 PM, TurkeyOnAStick wrote: Looks great so far, and will be awesome in the end.

How come you've included a spartan helmet in the painting, btw?

i thought it was common knowledge that spartans invented ska


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Response to Artistj's Ska Paintings Collection. Dec. 28th, 2008 @ 03:27 PM Reply

Wow! This really turned out great. All you need to do is draw in that face and a few other things and you have one hell of an amazing art piece.


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Response to Artistj's Ska Paintings Collection. Dec. 28th, 2008 @ 03:35 PM Reply

At 12/28/08 03:10 PM, MadCow wrote:
At 12/28/08 12:56 PM, TurkeyOnAStick wrote: Looks great so far, and will be awesome in the end.

How come you've included a spartan helmet in the painting, btw?
i thought it was common knowledge that spartans invented ska

i mean, just look at the word "ska" it's obvious it stands for "spartan killing anthems"


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Response to Artistj's Ska Paintings Collection. Dec. 28th, 2008 @ 03:37 PM Reply

At 12/28/08 03:35 PM, MadCow wrote:
At 12/28/08 03:10 PM, MadCow wrote:
At 12/28/08 12:56 PM, TurkeyOnAStick wrote: Looks great so far, and will be awesome in the end.

How come you've included a spartan helmet in the painting, btw?
i thought it was common knowledge that spartans invented ska
i mean, just look at the word "ska" it's obvious it stands for "spartan killing anthems"

yeh dude i agree this flash is crunk fo shizzle. straight up butterscotch yo,


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Response to Artistj's Ska Paintings Collection. Dec. 28th, 2008 @ 03:43 PM Reply

That's really cool, love the work on the jeans... but I just can't get past the fact that it looks like he's hurling very colorful puke through his horn. It's cliche, but maybe make some of the 'splatter' into note shapes or ...something.

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Response to Artistj's Ska Paintings Collection. Dec. 28th, 2008 @ 09:56 PM Reply

At 12/28/08 12:56 PM, TurkeyOnAStick wrote: How come you've included a spartan helmet in the painting, btw?

That's the Trojan Helmet. Most ol 1960's ska collections are made by Trojan. They have all sorts of box sets.Trojan skinhead reggae. Trojan Rocksteady. Trojan bluebeat and Ska. Trojan Mod, and so on.

This symbol is also used as the main logo for the S.H.A.R.P movement, which stands for skinheads against racial prejudice. I have a pin of the symbol on one of my fedora's. Unity is one of ska's founding beliefs.

I was struggling with what to add to that space to break up the grid. Maybe i should have left it as dead space, since that's definitely a good thing, but I wanted something to compliment the composition and keep the eye moving, so i added the symbol. It looks kinda funny right now but im hoping to make it have a more watermarked presence later.

At 12/28/08 03:43 PM, ReNaeNae wrote: That's really cool, love the work on the jeans... but I just can't get past the fact that it looks like he's hurling very colorful puke through his horn. It's cliche, but maybe make some of the 'splatter' into note shapes or ...something.

That might have been cool, but with the notes along the bottom i just dont think there's a good way to make that transition anymore.

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