Friday, October 01, 2010

Two New Obama Unicorn Paintings, In Progress

I usually begin a new Obama Unicorn painting by applying an oil wash directly onto the canvas without any sort of acrylic underpainting. The washes themselves become layers of underpainting.  This particular technique requires a solid block of time to finish the painting from beginning to end.

The first new 'Barack Obama Nude On A Unicorn' painting is a commission featuring Justin Bieber, Obama, the patron, Penelope the Unicorn, and House. The first wash is painted very roughly, but I usually won't deviate too much from the initial design as the painting progresses. From this point forward its just a matter of refinement.

Obama unicorn painting in progress

The second painting is inspired by Ke$ha's Tik Tok.

Obama unicorn painting in progress

Thanks to The New Yorker news blog for the include.

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