Sunday, April 27, 2008

Illustration Friday- Wrinkles


This is a painting I did my sophomore year of Undergrad at Kendall College of Art and Design. The professor was Jon McDonald and he really encouraged us to do an illustration of a Blues singer for this particular project. I don't remember the name of this man, I think. Muddy Waters? maybe? Either way, since being introduced to the blues and jazz through illustration, I've gone to see some other singers and musicians. Des Moines is a great place to see some down home blues. I even live next to Steve George, who has been inducted into the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame. Not too shabby. I love the culture surrounding the blues...all the experiences, hardships and successes. Wrinkles are a lot like the blues.

19 comments:

Christophe said...

A very impressive painting ! Intimidating, I would say ! Thanks for the nice comment on my blog !

Michael said...

Fantastic image. It has a clay-like feel to it...

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

wooho! Really wow illustration candace :o)

thedoodlegirl said...

Wow, that's amazing! Superb detail in this piece!

Diana Evans said...

Holy !!! this painting is wonderful...I thought it was a photo...great work on the detail...you should join in on the 21 day creative exercise...what fun...and it only takes 15 minutes...

RyanLoghry said...

Holy cow, that's awesome! Great job Candace.

FRAN said...

Wicked piece!...really intense!

Bobo Cat said...

This is great!

atomicvelvetsigh said...

wow! this is such an amazing painting! so realistic!! 8D i luv the hues and the shadowy effect.. also his facial expression is impressively done! *bravo! *G*

FRAN said...

Hey!...thanks 4 dropping by!...it's amazing 2 see so many different styles...i've always wanted to paint in a realistic way,but it just dont work out 4 me!...but i love to see the work of those who can and can create expression just like in your work...wicked!

indigene said...

Wow, how beautiful! The details and colors are awesome. You did an incredible job! You are extremely talented!

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van dyke said...

Nicely done!

stellarjae said...

Ok... I think it's official... you rock! This is wonderfully rendered girl! Go Candace... Go, Go... er, like I said, nice job :D

rbaird said...

This is superb Candace. I'm always impressed with your work!

timafli said...

This is a dramatic wrinkles treatment, very emotional input here.

Tony LaRocca said...

Good lord, that's incredible!

Aspa said...

Wow!!!! This painting is amazing Candace! Very realistic.

Mark said...

Fantastic! Will you describe the medium and technique. Is this oil or airbrushed acrylic on illustration board or some other technique. Thanks

Candace Trew Camling said...

Mark- and other curious fellow artists:
The technique is simply oil on illustration board. The first layer I just blocked in the tones with a mixture of oil and damar varnish (not paying incredibly too much attention to color) the second and subsequent layers, you build up the oil with the correct colors and tones with a mixture of oil and liquin. My teacher described it as "sculpting with paint" It is as tedious as it looks too. I enjoy painting like this, but not every day!