Nouveau 3 – 16×20, metallic acrylics on canvas. I think I’m generally done with the black canvasses and ideas for this series. I really liked mixing classic Art Nouveau-Deco/silent film styled women with calligraphy and more interpretative brushwork and had a fun time learning some different techniques.
You can now follow Gostworks on Instagram. Most of the same work I post there is the same as here at the main site, albeit squarely cropped and far less verbose. The format does allow for WIP photos and random sketches much more fluidly so I will occasionally post those as well. I do appreciate the feedback and like the ease of connecting with people and other artists on there.
This one was a fast doodle with a silver Sharpie on black board. I like working with high-contrast sometimes, and had fun going freeform without an outline too. I think subconsciously this piece had me thinking about an album cover by now-defunct Scottish crusters Sedition, featuring a Pictish man, cartoony, but in full adornment. I of course put my own twist on it by incorporating the Middle Eastern, Art Nouveau and Punk styles I often reference.