Well, As you have all seen this being worked on, you can now see it finished! I have been mailing out all the rewards to my kickstarter backers, and now it is available for sale!
The Watcher II, oil on panel, 18×24, 2013.
Get a print of the newest red dragon at: http://www.aradanicostumes.com/art_apparel/art_michael_bielaczyc?product_id=336
I am already working on the next piece, which will be a 2′x3′ elf oil painting!
copyright 2013 m bielaczyc
I finished this piece in 2012, I just never got around to posting it. It was for the Lovecraft Show the Black Raven had last fall.
I have been working overtime on finished the new version of the Watcher, and its finally finished. As a review, I have repainted this because it was originally the first painting I professionally ever finished. That was in 2002. So I wanted to paint the same subject and see how far I had come.
I also launched a Kickstarter for preordering prints. which can be accessed below.
But this post is bout Chattacon, which is happening next weekend! I will have some newer work, but the Watcher II will be shown for the first time ever at the show! Paul and I will also be in the dealers room, so come visit!
I spent last night painting and listening to tunes and got quite a bit done. At this stage it is a lot of smaller things, adding highlights, making sure that things sit right within the space, adding glazes, ect.
Here is a quick photo after last night:
Also, I added a small bio of myself on the front of the kickstarter project.
Thanks, and live the fantasy!
Some of you may remember this guy from a few months ago when I first sculpted him. Ok, ok, it’s been almost a year.
Well, we have been so busy at the shop that we have not had time to get photos and get him on the store for sale. Today I decided to use some old Ecoflex that had been in storage for a while, before it went bad. I did a quick casting and it turned out really nice! I have just enough to make 2 more masks, so I figure I will pop a couple more out and get them up on the site. Hopefully next week we can get some photos of them being worn and then posted up for all of you to see.
The other day I spent some time at the easel painting and I was thinking of new ways to reach new art fans. I have had so much success at Kickstarter, I decided I wanted to try my hand at an art focused project.
One of the big gambles making art is that you spend long hours planning and executing a painting, then print costs come into play, which can often be an expensive gamble for the artist. I have often finished a painting, thought it was the best thing I have done, run a bunch of prints, then never have them sell. So with the latest painting, I wanted to use crowd-funding to see if it is worthwhile to run a large print run.
So I launched this:
I am really excited about this painting, and hope that its worth running a large print run!