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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Hellfire Gem Goat



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Hellfire Gem Goat
This is my second semester at OSF working on my brand Crewel Intentions. My brand exists to recreate old art forms in new ways. On this board I used the traditional technique of wood burning, but I incorporated it into painting in a more graphic way by exaggerating
the burned lines instead of subtle shading. I used traditionally thin
water colour paint like acrylic opaque paint on this board to get
vibrant jewel tones; the gems and the goat are painted in thin layers
to get many tones that blend together. I super glossed this to
highlight the textured surface and make it look more alive.
I had a hard time coming up with an idea for my first board of the
semester, but Nik @concept_sk8boardz suggested a “hellfire goat” to keep with my brand theme of cute and disturbing animals. My goat has an interesting tension: This goat has a hoard of beautiful gemstones
like a dragon’s treasure, and the goat itself is cute until you notice
the blood splattered horns. This greedy goat would kill you for
whatever it wants!
I am very surprised this board turned out so well. I was worried that
my work would be lopsided from my previous experience applying design
templates onto the wood, but this time I drew directly on to it before wood burning the lines. I am happy with the balance and proportions of the graphic. I want to use this style of painting again because I think it’s effective to communicate the aesthetics of my brand.