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Erik Jones / Paragon / 2012

This is for my fine art site: [link]
You can see process pics of it on my Ink & Collar tumblr: [link]

This was an experiment using 18x24 clear overlay film. There were 6 separate sheets used to create one piece (Inspired by stacked layers in Photoshop). Each layer had something different on it. There are 2 line layers, a blue layer, a yellow/green layer which lays on top of the face, a black/pink/blue/yellow drippy line layer, and a color rub layer (colored smudges).

These layers incorporate a mixture of mediums including acrylic, water-soluble wax pastel and archival inkjet ink.

I was using a few different methods of getting the ink on the sheets. The blue was printed on a large inject printer while other smudges and thin lines where done with acrylic and wax pastel
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artserge Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love this, multiple exposure style is awesome
Hawk-619 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I think this is the one I like the most from the last works you submitted to your new site. I can't belive how good those colour stains look. I don't know how you manage to make them work so well with the rest of the picture. Gorgeous! And it's obvious that you had a lot of fun doing this. More, please!

Just loving your experiments here. Nevermind :)
theirison Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Thank you!! Glad you like them!!
k-proj Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
refreshingly original
makeshiftgarbage Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is pretty proper... too bad it's just experimenting and less message. So I assume, could be wrong.
theirison Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
A lot of my work is experimentation (my personal work)
JoCharlie266 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Wouldn't mind having this on my wall. The "black/pink/blue/yellow drippy line layer" is what makes this peculiar to me; I like it.
clairelie Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
It's such a coincidence that you produced something like this. For a project I used tracing paper in an attempt to create a layering effect or an overlay effect with 3 drawings. I wanted to use watercolour as well however so I had to give up the tracing paper. The result though of the drawings on semi-transparent paper was wonderful to see! I'm not sure what clear overlay film is - I'll be sure to check out the art supply stores more closely next time. You can get it at art supply stores right?
Sorry this is turning out to be quite a lengthy comment! Interesting combination of the word paragon and the image you've created. I'm not sure why I love it but I do!
theirison Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
yeah, the clear film is hard to work with if your not working "with it"
By that mean it can only do so much on top of it,
and there are only a few things I have found, so far, that will even make a mark on it.
Pretty tricky stuff.
I'm kinda developing methods as I go a long.
The nice thing about my "style" is that mistakes are totally fine,
so it make experimenting very fun.

Yes you can by it at any art store. The larges Ive found so far is only 18"x24". I want much bigger.
I'm sure I can find it in a roll but I NEED it completely flat...tricky stuff.
clairelie Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
See that's something I need to make a habit of: be accepting of mistakes (so long as I learn from them). It's not a bad thing to seek perfection, right? I guess it's better to be friends with imperfection than perfection!

Anyway thanks for the heads up about the clear film. Will definitely check it out next I'm in.
SylvesterHansen Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
there's allot of movement in this piece
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May 24, 2012, 1:32:12 PM
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