Artist REGI CANTWELL Online Studio

  • Walk the line Wednesdays: Week 7

    Continuing to examine Paul Klee's famous quote "a drawing is taking a line for a walk", I'll be attempting to challenge myself by adding a drawing a week to this blog, mind you, the idea for me is to keep it as simple as possible, laying down only the lines that are needed to communicate the idea.

    As usual, to see how these mere thumbnail sketches designed to be used for composition & value maps can be instrumental to the success of fully completed painings, check out the Gallery or the Available works pages on this site. Some of these will be developed into studies, others full blown paintings & quite a few left as is, in anticipation of future development. Priorities, right!?

    Week 7:

    (WW sketches 7) graphite 3x4"

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  • Walk the line Wednesdays: Week 6

    Continuing to examine Paul Klee's famous quote "a drawing is taking a line for a walk", I'll be attempting to challenge myself by adding a drawing a week to this blog, mind you, the idea for me is to keep it as simple as possible, laying down only the lines that are needed to communicate the idea.

    As usual, to see how these mere thumbnail sketches designed to be used for composition & value maps can be instrumental to the success of fully completed painings, check out the Gallery or the Available works pages on this site. Some of these will be developed into studies, others full blown paintings & quite a few left as is, in anticipation of future development. Priorities, right!?

    Week 6:

    (WW sketches 6) graphite 5x8"

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  • Walk the line Wednesdays: Week 5

    Examining Paul Klee's famous quote "a drawing is taking a line for a walk", I'll be attempting to challenge myself by adding a drawing a week to this blog, mind you, the idea for me is to keep it as simple as possible, laying down only the lines that are needed to communicate the idea.

    As usual, to see how these mere thumbnail sketches designed to be used for composition & value maps can be instrumental to the success of fully completed painings, check out the Gallery or the Available works pages on this site. Some of these will be developed into studies, others full blown paintings & quite a few left as is, in anticipation of future development. Priorities, right!?

    Week 5:

    (WW sketches 5) graphite 4x6"

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  • It stands up

    So, while thinking about materials and their lightfastness, I thought I'd pay a visit to an old friend I had worked on in 1994 (they say paintings are never finished - just abandoned). In any case, he held up for the past 24 years with no discernable fading along any part of the spectrum. In fact -as with most Art - it looks even better in person. I can't recall what was used to photograph my work back then. I'll have to make an attempt to get a new photo for comparison. A big thanks and shout out to Len Walbourne for reminding me to always use materials that will stand the test of time.

    The moment - Mixed media on parchment 4.5x6.5"

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  • Walk the Line Wednesdays: Week 4

    Examining Paul Klee's famous quote "a drawing is taking a line for a walk", I'll be attempting to challenge myself by adding a drawing a week to this blog, mind you, the idea for me is to keep it as simple as possible, laying down only the lines that are needed to communicate the idea.

    As usual, to see how these mere thumbnail sketches designed to be used for composition & value maps can be instrumental to the success of fully completed painings, check out the Gallery or the Available works pages on this site. Some of these will be developed into studies, others full blown paintings & quite a few left as is, in anticipation of future development. Priorities, right!?

    Week 4:

    (WW sketches 4) graphite 3x4"

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  • TOMBOW @ first blush

    Got me a set of Tombow Dual Brush pens for Easter. First impressions: They remind me of the early Letraset markers but much more soluble. So much so that great care has to be taken or the paper surface can easily become granulated and unaccepting of any further lay down. These have an issue with lightfastness and just like the older markers are intended primarily for work that is to be scanned then discarded as the scanned image is (or becomes) the 'final' work itself.

         

    Left: Quick sketch for `Pretty close, but that`s not why` using Tombows Grayscale  (Tombow test 1 4x5) - Right:Tombow Dual Brush Pens in packaging 

    Pros: Relatively good range of values. Works well for quick thumbnail sketches or for discardable mockups.

    Cons: While they state 'acid-free' this does not mean they are lightfast. From what I've gathered they will fade pretty quickly.

    Summary: As with any medium, preformance depends a lot on the substrate/paper as some are more and less absorbent. It takes time to learn control with each attempt. Overworking happens very quickly and can make the paper granulate so much that it just looks beat up.

    Overall: Not bad for its intended purpose, I just don't expect them to be anything other than what they are. Maybe with enough pratice I'll feel different about them. But for now, they`ll serve a singular purpose.

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  • Walk the line Wednesdays: Week 3

    Examining Paul Klee's famous quote "a drawing is taking a line for a walk", I'll be attempting to challenge myself by adding a drawing a week to this blog, mind you, the idea for me is to keep it as simple as possible, laying down only the lines that are needed to communicate the idea.

    As usual, to see how these mere thumbnail sketches designed to be used for composition & value maps can be instrumental to the success of fully completed painings, check out the Gallery or the Available works pages on this site. Some of these will be developed into studies, others full blown paintings & quite a few left as is, in anticipation of future development. Priorities, right!?

    Week 3:

    (WW sketches 3) graphite 5x8

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  • Walk the line Wednesdays: Week 2

    Examining Paul Klee's famous quote "a drawing is taking a line for a walk", I'll be attempting to challenge myself by adding a drawing a week to this blog, mind you, the idea for me is to keep it as simple as possible, laying down only the lines that are needed to communicate the idea.

    As usual, to see how these mere thumbnail sketches designed to be used for composition & value maps can be instrumental to the success of fully completed painings, check out the Gallery or the Available works pages on this site. Some of these will be developed into studies, others full blown paintings & quite a few left as is, in anticipation of future development. Priorities, right!?

    Week 2:

    (WW sketches 2) graphite 5x7"

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  • Walk the line Wednesdays: Week 1

    Examining Paul Klee's famous quote "a drawing is taking a line for a walk", I'll be attempting to challenge myself by adding a drawing a week to this blog, mind you, the idea for me is to keep it as simple as possible, laying down only the lines that are needed to communicate the idea.

    As usual, to see how these mere thumbnail sketches designed to be used for composition & value maps can be instrumental to the success of fully completed painings, check out the Gallery or the Available works pages on this site. Some of these will be developed into studies, others full blown paintings & quite a few left as is, in anticipation of future development. Priorities, right!?

    Week 1:

    (WW sketches 1) Graphite 2x3"

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  • Fan Art

    So, recently a buddy of mine asked if I was able to do some fan art for his little cousin, who is a HUGE TWD fan, much to her Mom's chargin. We talked for a bit & agreed that I'd try to paint (not illustrate) a version of TWD but with the TV personas not the comix. Hmm -a challenge I accepted. While I've done a few previously, this one though - had to be 'gore free ' Challenge still accepted - although a bit of a gulp passed in my throat as I did. This was the end result, which she & her Mom were very pleased with. 

    'Whatever' - Mixed media on Stonehenge and board 8x10"

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