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To all of my friends here:
I'm sorry that I have been absent over the past few weeks, but I have been working my way through illness.
However, I am on the road to recovery, and hope to have new artwork to share soon.
:)

Dave.
Abstraction: Abstraction IX - detail 2
Another detailed close-up of the abstract painting, 'Abstraction: Abstraction IX', that was created to test adjacent colours on the colour wheel, and palette knives.

In this painting, the paint was initially laid down, somewhat wet, onto canvas textured paper, with a 2 inch (5cm), firm bristle brush, with the details added via a smaller 1 inch (2.5cm), firm bristle brush and a no. 3 palette knife.
:)

Details of the painting: acrylic on canvas textured paper; 7" x 10" (18cm x 25.5cm).

Because of the differences in monitor colour outputs, I've found that the best results (colour, detail etc.), when looking at traditionally created paintings, are achieved via a higher end monitor, a tablet, or a smartphone.

More artworks, blog etc. can be accessed from my website: www.grotesquegleam.com
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Abstraction: Abstraction IX - detail 1
The first detailed close-up of the abstract painting, 'Abstraction: Abstraction IX', that was created to test adjacent colours on the colour wheel, and palette knives.

In this painting, the paint was initially laid down, somewhat wet, onto canvas textured paper, with a 2 inch (5cm), firm bristle brush, with the details added via a smaller 1 inch (2.5cm), firm bristle brush and a no. 3 palette knife.
:)

Details of the painting: acrylic on canvas textured paper; 7" x 10" (18cm x 25.5cm).

Because of the differences in monitor colour outputs, I've found that the best results (colour, detail etc.), when looking at traditionally created paintings, are achieved via a higher end monitor, a tablet, or a smartphone.

More artworks, blog etc. can be accessed from my website: www.grotesquegleam.com
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Abstraction: Abstraction IX
A new, little abstract painting - 'Abstraction: Abstraction IX' - to test adjacent colours on the colour wheel, and palette knives.

In this painting, the paint was initially laid down, somewhat wet, onto canvas textured paper, with a 2 inch (5cm), firm bristle brush, with the details added via a smaller 1 inch (2.5cm), firm bristle brush and a no. 3 palette knife.
:)

Details of the painting: acrylic on canvas textured paper; 7" x 10" (18cm x 25.5cm).

Because of the differences in monitor colour outputs, I've found that the best results (colour, detail etc.), when looking at traditionally created paintings, are achieved via a higher end monitor, a tablet, or a smartphone.

More artworks, blog etc. can be accessed from my website: www.grotesquegleam.com
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Abstraction: Abstraction VIII - detail 3
The final detailed close-up of the abstract painting, 'Abstraction VIII', that was created to test adjacent colours on the colour wheel, and palette knives.

In this painting, the paint was initially laid down, somewhat wet, onto canvas textured paper, with a 2 inch (5cm), firm bristle brush, with the details added via a smaller 1 inch (2.5cm), firm bristle brush and a no. 3 palette knife.
:)

Details of the painting: acrylic on canvas textured paper; 7" x 10" (18cm x 25.5cm).

Because of the differences in monitor colour outputs, I've found that the best results (colour, detail etc.), when looking at traditionally created paintings, are achieved via a higher end monitor, a tablet, or a smartphone.

More artworks, blog etc. can be accessed from my website: www.grotesquegleam.com
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DavidJHitchcock
David J. Hitchcock
Artist | Varied
United Kingdom
Current Residence: Wiltshire, England
Favourite genre of music: Far too varied to pin one down
Favourite style of art: Art Nouveau, chiaroscuro
Operating System: Windows 10
Wallpaper of choice: Something calm and non-distracting
Favourite cartoon character: PG, Ms. Marvel, Supergirl and many others
Personal Quote:
"A man can do all things if he will." - Leon Battista Alberti (1404–1472)
Interests
Variety.
Throughout my life, variety has been key.
Whether it has been pastimes and hobbies, friendships and relationships, or subjects to paint and draw, variety has always been important to me.
I like to experience and learn new things and, to that end, variety is essential.

And so, what are the subjects that I like to paint...? 
The simple answer is, "Anything". 
The great comic book artist, John Buscema, once said,
"To be a comic book artist, you have to be able to draw anything and everything."
Wise words, and not just for those who wish to draw comic books, but for any aspiring artist. 
And they are words that I try to aspire to - I try to practice drawing anything and everything. 
I do, of course, have my particular favourites: I have always been interested in drawing people, and this has led me into portraiture. 

Again, variety. 
It is rare that one finds two people who look exactly the same and, even when one does, their individual characters can be quite different...

So, variety, hence the title of this blog, 'Alien Bounty Hunters and Sugar Skull Girls'. 
However, just in those two subjects lie a diverse, and intriguing, spectrum.

The 'Alien Bounty Hunters' part of the title to this blog refers to a series of paintings that I am currently working upon, mostly inspired by characters from the 'Star Wars' film franchise. 
One painting has already been uploaded to the 'Artworks' section of my website: the actor, Morris Bush, as 'Dengar', a bounty hunter first seen in 'Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back'. 
Many more will be appearing over the next few weeks and months, and some may well find themselves the subject of limited edition prints - keep an eye on the website updates for the new 'For Sale' section.

The 'Sugar Skull Girls' part of the title to this blog refers to a subject that I seem to have kept going back to for the last twenty-eight years or so.
The most readily identifiable example of this is the Mexican Día de Muertos, the 'Day of the Dead', however, the painting onto the face (usually skulls, but can be many other varied subjects) reaches much further back to pre-recorded human history.
Painting onto the face has fascinated me for a long time - partly the artistic aspect, but also the cultural and storytelling facets.
This fascination has found its way into my artworks and my writings.
An immediate example of this influence can be seen in the 'Serenade' stories, and more of this will be illustrated in the concept design art that will be posted upon the website in the coming months.
However, the 'decorated face' will also be seen within standalone paintings and sketches in the following weeks.

Until next time!

Dave.
:)

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goticdraw Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago   Traditional Artist
Thank u 4 the faves!
And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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DavidJHitchcock Featured By Owner 1 day ago   General Artist
No problem, and thanks!
:)
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pieclown Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Artist
happy Birthday Have your cake and eat it too birthday cake Birthday Cake Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D Cake for Shifteh Soda Cake with candles 50x50 icon 
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DavidJHitchcock Featured By Owner 2 days ago   General Artist
Thank you very much!
:D
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goticdraw Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav!;)
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DavidJHitchcock Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018   General Artist
Any time.
:)
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goticdraw Featured By Owner May 23, 2018   Traditional Artist
Thax 4 the fav :)
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goticdraw Featured By Owner May 14, 2018   Traditional Artist
Thanks 4 the fav, David!
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DavidJHitchcock Featured By Owner May 15, 2018   General Artist
It was my pleasure.
:)
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goticdraw Featured By Owner May 8, 2018   Traditional Artist
Thx 4 the fav! :)
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DavidJHitchcock Featured By Owner May 9, 2018   General Artist
No problem at all.
:)
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goticdraw Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018   Traditional Artist
Thank u 4 the fav!
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DavidJHitchcock Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018   General Artist
You're welcome.
:)
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goticdraw Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018   Traditional Artist
Thx 4 the fav!
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DavidJHitchcock Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018   General Artist
Not a problem.
:)
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