Crocodiles Out Late

FORESEE GOOD TIMES

Added on by Colin Ofloy.

THE BIG PICTURE: I wanted to shed some light on the future. Everyone is so quick to point out the shitty side of everything. If you tell yourself there are going to be good times ahead, there will be good times ahead. If you tell yourself that your in a bad situation and the future looks grim, well then thats exactly what you have in store for you. Control your mind before it controls you.

PROCESS: This character is the "wise old man archetype" the "I can float while holding a cobra in one of my 6 arms while wearing a bathrobe type"...you know. He is also from my first label I illustrated for Saugatuck Brewing Company. I had a copy of tracing paper with him on it from when I originally drew him for the beer label, So I just recreated him onto a plank of wood. I used a high key method to paint the figure with acrylic and then taped him off with masking tape.  For the background I used heavy gloss medium with several different vibrant colors. I applied the paint with only a pallet knife, working from inside to out using less and less white paint as I went outward. This was to create an illuminating tunnel effect behind the figure. The heavy gloss medium made for a solid glass-like effect which is what I intended to do. I uncovered the figure and the lettering very carefully then proceeded to hang the painting in the bathroom so everyone has good thoughts when they use my facilities. 


NEW WORK

Added on by Colin Ofloy.

I dislike naming my pieces sometimes, especially if they are just experimental studies. So I shall call this one "Golden Croc Rocket".

Please excuse my run on sentences and improper grammar. I am in fact educated- but most of my writing is one continuous conscious streaming thought that I just let run wild. I usually put a few commas and periods where I think work and call it a day. I receive criticism for it all the time but I don't really care, deal with it. 

THE BIG IDEA: Very similar to several hardcore rappers, I am enamored by the color combination of black and gold and I wanted to use my logo with those colors. I have a hard time with leaving something that simple so I wanted to experiment with Liquitex Pouring medium for the background. 

PROCESS: First and for most, I was trying to find a table in my school that I could just completely ruin. Once I did, I set up shop. I started by painting my logo in gold, blah blah blah then I let it dry and taped it with masking tape. I cut out the shape with an exacto knife, which I don't advise using on canvas because It will cut right through... DUFUS. from there I combined 4 different colors with the pouring medium.  Now comes the fun part- basically just dumping all 4 colors in a sporadic fashion all over the canvas... and desk if you want to. My goal was to make this canvas look like a marble counter top, which unfortunately led to me using the entire $20 bottle of pouring medium. This is a unique medium because the colors run together but never blend which is what I was going for. I was in a rush to go to another class so I just dumped whatever paint I had left onto the canvas, stuck a fan on the dripping soggy mess I just made and left. I covered a solid 5 by 5 area which probably looked like a murder scene to innocent bystanders. I then came back 2 hours later and took off the tape and this was the final product. 

acrylic and pouring medium on black canvas 11x14

acrylic and pouring medium on black canvas 11x14