Completed the cigar time-lapse. The painting took around 150 hours to complete, it's acrylic and gold leaf on canvas, and is scaled after a 1964 anniversary Padron cigar. A glimpse of how I create my paintings, click to watch below, enjoy!
Since I couldn't find a helpful tutorial while learning how to use gold leaf in my art, I decided to make one for you guys. My technique works for me and I hope it can be a help. Watch the video below and make sure to subscribe!
On Wednesday, the P1 was delivered to Deadmau5, many more cars to come. By summer I'll be able to finish all my current pieces planned and begin a few special paintings.
After over 200 hours of work... The P1 is complete.
The process of applying resin is pretty straight forward, however there are a few tips and tricks to make sure the piece turns out beautifully.
- Mix resin and hardener for 1 minute in one pale, then transfer to another pale and mix for another minute.
- Pour the resin on the painting.
- Spread the resin all over the painting.
- Go over the resin with a torch.
- Before applying resin, if you used acrylic paint make sure that the painting has been left to cure for at least 4 days before applying the resin.
- With a damp paper towel wipe down the piece before applying resin to remove dust.
- Make sure that the location in which you're applying resin is fairly warm
- When you are mixing the resin and the hardener, mix gently. Mixing vigorously will allow bubbles to be trapped within the mixture.
- When spreading the resin make sure the edges are covered well, and wipe the drops from the bottom of the resin.
- When torching make sure you get all the bubbles and constantly check the piece for bubbles forming.
- One of the most important thing is to take a pin and go around the painting and pick out anything that has fallen on the resin i.e hair, dust etc...