The Black Wolf That Carries The Stolen Bag Of Countless Treasures – New Watercolor Studies

Hello again art lovers!

I hope all is well in your worlds.

I’m excited.  I’ve completed a few newer watercolors, two which I very pleased with.  A couple of the new pieces a more detailed works and  after spending a handful of days on the, more involved watercolors, I  decided to go back to studies that are less time consuming and more playful.  In some regards, I feel like the simple, whimsical illustrations suit the story better.   

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ckirk_kakhati_one-1The tale centers around an amnesiac who lives alone on an island.  As a result of a frustrating, zen-like conversation with a hungry pelican that swooped down to steal his roasted fish, the amnesiac is charged with a perilous quest and dubbed the “Old fool”.  The old fool must find the black wolf that carries the stolen of bag of countless treasures.  Inside the bag are three items which will console the weeping dragon.

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I was thrilled after finishing “The Black Wolf” piece above.  For me, the quick little watercolor is simple and strong.  That’s probably why I’m so captivated by it.  I could’ve done a little more work in the background, but I left it out.  Speaking of background, many of the illustrations for the story will need to include the setting, so I’ve been studying up on painting landscapes with watercolor. Hopefully, I’ll have some aptitude there.  We’ll see.  

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I love the “Spring Dragon” Piece (Above) very much.  It really took an enormous amount of patience and a lot of work to get the watercolor so rich.  I don’t know how Alex Ross does it.  Anyway, as far as I’m concerned, the time and patience paid off.  

img_0016The Old Fool study above is still in progress.  I’ve used little pools of watercolor to form the image and inserted some very visible brush strokes here and there for contrast.  We’ll see how it turns out.

As always, To see other recently completed pastel studies and my current selection of work in watercolor, oil, mixed media, ect, please visit my website ckirkart.com.

 
 Until next timehave a great week.

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The Fox – New Watercolors

Hello again art lovers!

I hope all is well in your worlds.

I’m good.  I’ve completed a few newer watercolors.  I love how all the little pools of watercolor work together to form an image.  Anyway, they’re little more than quick studies, but now that my epic is finished, I have a treasure trove of rich, fanciful imagery stored up in the ol’ dream machine.

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The tale centers around an amnesiac who lives alone on an island.  As a result of a frustrating, zen-like conversation with a hungry pelican that swooped down to steal his roasted fish, the amnesiac is charged with a perilous quest and dubbed the “Old fool”.  The old fool must find the black wolf that carries the stolen of bag of countless treasures.  Inside the bag are three items which will console the weeping dragon.

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To see other recently completed pastel studies and my current selection of work in watercolor, oil, mixed media, ect, please visit my website ckirkart.com.

 Until next timehave a great week.

ckirk4

CKirk

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The Hungry Pelican – Two New Studies

Hello again art lovers!

I hope all is well in your worlds.

I’m alright.  I’ve only completed a few newer pieces and they’re  little more than quick studies, but now that my epic is finished, I have a treasure trove of rich, fanciful imagery stored up in the ol’ dream machine.

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 The tale centers around an amnesiac who lives alone on an island.  As a result of a frustrating, zen-like conversation with a hungry pelican that swooped down to steal his roasted fish, the amnesiac is charged with a perilous quest and dubbed the “Old fool”.  The old fool must find the black wolf that carries the stolen of bag of countless treasures.  Inside the bag are three items which will console the weeping dragon.

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To see other recently completed pastel studies and my current selection of work in watercolor, oil, mixed media, ect,      

please visit my website ckirkart.com.

Until next timehave a great week.

ckirk4

CKirk

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Finger Bang You In The Ass Art Works

I had some fun in the ol’ sketchbook. Sadly it was about a week ago that I created this piece about visualization. I visit the sketchbook frequently, but it’s been more to jot down ideas this year than to do actual drawing. I don’t know if that’s a good thing but I’m sure time will tell. 

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“And everyone wants to blow me, but I don’t let em'”
Ballpoint pen & oil pastel in sketchbook, 2014

Until next time,

ckirk

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“I Added The Faded Rainbow Simply For Good Measure” + “Made In China” This Friday

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Hello again everyone,

“Made In China” is this Friday (November the 8th) at San Francisco’s Ian Ross Gallery.  If you’re in the bay area drop by and check it out.  After all it was featured on both Huffington Post Arts & Culture and Hi Fructose.  RSVP here.

In other news, I have recently completed two more pieces for my new “Apoko – Lips” line of oil paintings.    The first should measure around 18 x 24 when stretched and was based on “Kid Miraclemanwho grew into a god-like psychopath and destroyed London in  probably one of the most intelligent, graphic and disturbing comic book stories ever.  I figured Kid Miracleman would fit right into my “Apoko – Lips” oils, so I gave it a go and Alex Ross’d it up.  Anyway, I used a photograph of my son for reference.  His skin is already interesting to paint, but in the photo he had been playing and was flushed.  When flushed his skin is really fun to paint.  Its full of deep maroons, oranges, yellows and so on. 

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I’m thinking about calling it “Kid Tested Motherbox Approved” despite the fact that Motherbox has nothing to do with the painting or the character who inspired it.  We’ll see.

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Earlier this year I did a Galactus themed watercolor piece called “Portrait Of The Artist As Demi God With Eternal Appetite”. I figured a similar painting would fit in nicely with “Apoko – Lips”, so I decided to revamp the idea in oil.   It measures 30 x 40 and was done on a pre stretched gallery profile canvas.  I changed it up a bit from the watercolor and made the helmet silver.  I figured that would contrast nicely with the flesh tones.  I added the faded rainbow simply for good measure.

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Until next time,

ckirk

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Old THH70 Collaboration From 2009 On Sale For One Week

Hi again,

After looking thru old photos  on Facebook, i remembered that a 2009 collaboration between myself and THH70 was still here in my studio…and somehow forgotten about!
and once i commented on photos, a lot of Facebook users were enjoying the piece, having seen it for the first time.
the retail price of this large canvas is $3000, but after a fun discussion with THH70, we decided to offer it STARTING RIGHT NOW
for the next 7 days for $1000 + shipping, first come, first serve, winner take all.
if it does not sell, it goes back in the studio, and back at its regular price.
have at it! Email me at info@ckirkart.com if interested.
“sonnets & c-4 serenades”
C. Kirk / THH70 – 2009
30″ x 40″ x 1.5″
mixed media on gallery-wrapped canvas

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Until next time,

ckirk

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Off Color Sketchbook Drawings

Hi all,

I did some more pen drawings in my sketchbook over the weekend.  Again, they’re not great photos, but wanted to share anyway.  I hope you enjoy them.

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She was tired of shaving and said, “To hell with it”, 2013

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“Not Those Two Again” 2013

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“Not another Sausage Fest” 2013

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“Peter & The Wolf” 2013

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“Go Home Angel, You’re Drunk” 2013

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“A Real Rotten Bastard & His Dog” 2013

Until next time,

ckirk

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