This piece was a first of its kind for me in many ways. I used various techniques for it.
The paintings are on 9”x12” pieces of MDF which I used a router on the edges.
I sanded all of the edges and smoothed out the top surface to almost a glass finish.
Acrylic Gesso I feel would have been too thick and a lot of detail would have been lost on the beveled edges of the wood. I decided to use a Spray paint Primer which worked great. It might actually replaces gesso when im working with wood surfaces permanently.
Painted the backgrounds the two colors that worked well together in some cases the boarders where just darker colors than the inside.
The colors inside of the owl are hand painted and made using stencils. I made a 12 part owl stencil and numbered them all in the order they needed to go. I also sware by repurpose tack spray on the back of my stencils now.
After all the colors were put down I took the piece and used a silk screen to lay down the black to give it a nice border.
This is going to be a character for a graphic novel I’m going to try to write and illustrate. “The Tinker” he is going to be a mischievous rabbit that makes machines and blows himself up all the time. This piece was done with water color, acrylic, and ink.