Artists Todd Robertson and Will Long flew out from Massachusetts way to attend the 5th Anniversary Kaiju Eyezon show a few weeks back .. while they were out here in addition to eating ;-P we found time to paint a Kaiju Eyezon figure.
Here’s a video and some pics
For those who don’t know I work alone. I’ve never been in a studio, though it sounds like it would have been fun at some point in my art career .. but mostly I can’t really seem to get much done if others are around ;-P So, whenever I have fellow artists over to paint I’m not sure what to do !
Actually Todd and Will are studio mates, so the thing I noticed right off the bat is they both were able to give each other suggestions while painting .. and in some cases, one would grunt and the other would totally understand it ! haha … and they’re not even twins !!
I guess the more I think of it, other than the step by steps I post here, I never have to articulate what it is I’m doing .. so while painting with these guys I found myself “thinking” too much as opposed to just painting freely as i do when I’m alone.
So it’s for sure a skill to be able to paint while talking about what it is you are doing … like Bob Ross ;-P
As you can see from the finished piece below, it really came out nicely. While you see the three areas we worked on we also did some over lap to make the transition between them smoother.Oh, this one had a black body with clear arms and legs.
By the way, we are working artists, so while I wanted to keep this piece in my colection, we did sell it to a lucky collector ;-D
Both Todd and Will invited me out to their place to paint on the East Coast .. for some reason i never seem to make it past Michigan in my travels .. but I think there will be something brewing for 2014 .. yes, 2014 !! ;-P I’m fully booked for 2013 ( I can’t believe it ) but we have something that we hope to make extra special 😉 .. more on that in 2013 …
I had a good time and look forward to my next painting adventure with the next guy ;-P But for now i must be alone to paint my Kaiju !