Watering the Paper

Posted by Charlie Carlo on Nov. 16, 2012, 11:46 a.m.

In a fit of inspiration, yesterday, I wasted valuable time by making a painting. Unsure of it's significance, but I like it.

This is my truest art style; It's everything I like about art. It's a perfect symbol of imperfection and my punkish aspirations. I often also add tribal-ish markings in places, with white gel-pen or sharpie. I've been making paintings like this for years, but I haven't made any in months. I've actually learned how to blend watercolors, so this is my first painting ever that doesn't have only the generic colors that watercolor sets come with.

I hope to get better at watercolors and outlining, and further develop my style in ways I can enjoy. I feel like I'm one of very few who appreciate this kind of art, but that's fine because I don't paint for anyone else.

I just thought I'd share that, for any who may care.


Castypher 11 years, 8 months ago

Cinders: The Sequel

…is what I saw when I looked at this image.

I have to say though, I really like your style, both in hand art and in pixels. Feels unique and surreal. You better make Taizen finish something so you can get that style out there.

Charlie Carlo 11 years, 8 months ago

Thanks, Kilin, I appreciate that.

My work with Taizen has been slowing, as it did last time. I don't want it to though. I need motivation, but I lack the usual motivation of implementing the graphics I worked so hard on. Maybe playing with the newest game build will get me pumped to make some sprites.

Rez 11 years, 8 months ago

awesome, especially cause watercolors are fucking assholes and hard to work with.

Charlie Carlo 11 years, 8 months ago

People say that, but I find it easier than oils and acrylics.

The only problem is that your palette dries a hell of a lot faster.

ludamad 11 years, 8 months ago

That's kickass, and I'd be hard pressed to see how that's a waste of time (10,000 hours makes one a master and all that - I believe that applies very broadly).