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Wallpaper Meets Illustration

The wallpaper media I like is inkjet printable.  I can print my own designs on wide format Epson printers. The thing I like about the inkjet media is that it is repositionable and removable. So, there is no need for wallpaper paste and no requirement to lay it down perfectly the first time.

My first two test prints shown below, are each 2 panels of 2 x 2 feet. I wanted to test the alignment and it was a success.

My first designs were lifted from 70’s motifs. Repeating crescents that give the look of fish scales. Also, stylized flowers.

The immediate feedback of my first test prints has been great. If you like it, check out the video below.
I’m really enjoying the creative process. It’s a way to create an entire installation or change the mood of a room.

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Japanese Brush

I have a collection of watercolor brushes that have been sitting for too long. Since most of my recent work has been done on iPad, the traditional tools have been underutilized.

As I cleaned up my watercolor studio and pulled out a work in progress from months ago, I was pleasantly surprised as what a work horse the Japanese brush has been. Because it is bigger than the usual brushes I use, I didn’t think it would provide the detail that was required. That was a misconception. The brush ends in a fine point which is very flexible. It can also be loaded with a lot more paint than my smaller brushes.

The end result is a highly detailed tool that does not need to be recharged with paint every 10 seconds. The Japanese brush lasts and lasts.

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Water paintings

This is a digital test painting for a series of work…  The concept here is to capture the look of water is it splashes around a swimmer.  The picture you see here seems to be a fairly reasonable attempt.

This is inherently an abstract concept.  Nearly impossible to capture is this unique swimmers perspective.  Also so many different types of light that can enter into a pool causing intricate reflections.

Please let me know your feedback…