Sunday, June 12, 2011

Four Alien Landscapes

acrylic on paper, click to enlarge

9 comments:

Grimbones said...

Dig the cyclopean ruins.

//H

Barking Alien said...

Neat. Very much so.

Grimbones said...

Sorry if this has been asked before: Will Road of Knives Be compiled and published at some point?

//H

Zak S said...

i don't know

Anathematician said...

Neat, reminds me of part of the gigastructure. How is the Dark Heresy game going BTW?

CalebI said...

CU grads represent! I particularly like the two on the left--they remind me of circuit boards, but not the garden-variety electrically conductive ones. Any plans for them?

Helm said...

Is that something like a frottage technique on the top right? I am not referring to the sexual act.

Zak S said...

@helm

nope, what I did was:

1. I painted a bunch of geometric shapes on unprimed (white) paper

2. then painted -over- everything I just painted in opaque black (completely covering up the painting,--so it's an all black painting but it's thick enough that it still leaves some impasto)

3. then I painted over the whole thing with a thin white wash--this wash clung to the outlines of the original geometric patterns, making the "archaelogical"-looking shapes.

4. Then I painted in the black and green around that.

Helm said...

This is a smart idea. Thanks.