Sunday, November 21, 2010

Mission Accomplished! (or Commission Completed)

This latest Commission I have been working on was a secret gift for a friend's partner. Because it was a secret I couldn't post on the progress of the piece for fear of spoiling the surprise. Now that the piece is delivered the secret's out and I can show you my process. Below is the beautiful photograph I was to paint from.


I took a few liberties with the spacial layout of the piece and drew up a value study/ layout of what I wanted the piece to look like.


After finishing the drawing in graphite on the final board I painted over the whole piece (with acrylic) in a single tone, uniting its overall sense of color, and defining its darks and lights.


Then I slowly started building up color on top of that overall tone until I got to what I wanted. After that I did some final touches with a colored pencil and added some slight texture with a pallet knife and acrylic. E voila!
 "Summit Lake"

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Six beer labels from the show

Well now that the Fantasy Beer Label Show opening has come and gone. I thought I would share the New labels I did for the show. I did them all in graphite and acrylic on illustration board where I slowly built up the acrylic color layer by layer until I was happy with the level of saturation. This body of work was a blast to work on and it will make a very nice addition to my portfolio.
 "Tyrannosaurus Stout"
 "Bikeodactyle Ale"
 "Flat Tire Ale"
 "Hen House Bock" SOLD!
 "Octopus's Garden Ale"
"Unicorn I.P.A."
The show had a great turnout and I even sold the "Hen House Bock" piece! Thanks to everyone who showed up I hope you had a great time, I know I did. If you haven't gotten to see the show in person remember it will be up at Bikeasaurus for the entire month of November. Bikeasaurus is open normal business hours Wed-Sun and is located in SE on MLK just north of the Hawthorne overpass. All images on this blog are copyrighted to me, Margaux Meganck. Please respect my art by not stealing it. Thanks!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fantasy Beer Label Show!

Announcement! I am having a show opening in Portland, Oregon at my friend's bike accessory shop called Bikeasaurus. It is this Friday, Nov. 5 from 7-10 pm at the shop on MLK just north of the Hawthorne bridge. Be there. I will bring munchies and wine and you can check out my latest artistic endeavors. Whats more the Bikeasaurus store will be open and you can feel free to shop for all the latest bike related crafts and and accessories. You can check out Bikeasaurus online here.

The above "Tyrannosaurus Stout" label is just a sample of what you will see at the show. The series includes a "Tyrannosaurus Stout," a "Unicorn IPA," an "Octopus' Garden Ale," a "Hen House Bock," a "Flat Tire Ale," a Bikeasaurus Ale," and a "Coat Closet Brew."