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rosewoodx Almost done with this one...Some light blending and glazing and a varnish.
Oil on broken skateboard.
#art #skull #artnerd2014 #blue #sk8 #skateboard
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rosewoodx Acrylic on broken skateboard. $100 if your interested DM me or email me. Will ship anywhere in the continental US.
rosewoodx.art@gmail.com
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rosewoodx I still have this thing for sale. Hit me up if your interested. We could really use the money. "Raven"
Oil on paper.
12x16.
$300 (the photo is cropped)
Rosewoodx.art@gmail.com.
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rosewoodx Back when I tattooed...hoping that one day I'm physically capable of doing this again. #fbf #tattoo #tattooartist #prayinghands #blackandgrey #didntreallyknowwhatiwasdoingbackthen 3mon

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rosewoodx @henrikaau #henrikaau

Here's to hoping.
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rosewoodx Holy shit! Hit 700 and didn't even realize it! Thank you all!
#700 #art #artist #desertartist #760 #palmsprings
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rosewoodx Super excited to find out that my cat skull painting ended up in the main gallery at Venus Studios! Truly an honor to say the very least! Thank you @damvenus for this and for everything you do for the art community in the Coachella Valley! #art #artistssupportingartists #desertartist #760 #skull #cat #gallery #painting #paperslayer 3mon

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rosewoodx I can't even begin to thank @b_rad_or_die @art_collective and @illustratedmonthly for including my script. Thank you guys so much...my little heart is truly greatful. Crazy awesome skull there by @kit_king!
Follow these guys...you won't be disappointed.
@art_collective
@art_collective_skulls
@art_collective_mag
@b_rad_or_die
@illustratedmonthly
@kit_king
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rosewoodx Spizzikes for fitty bucks...can't even hate on that. 4mon

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rosewoodx If you don't know who this is, your life probably sucked up until now.
It has been a long time since an artist has been so influential, inspiring the birth of art forms unto their own existence...nothing you ever do in life will be that cool.
RIP H.R. Giger.
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  •   pesci_1 Sad day for the art world! 4mon

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rosewoodx First attempted and completed pair of custom vans slips. Very very happy with the outcome...especially since I don't paint with acrylic. 4mon

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rosewoodx Cut in and ready for paint...wish me luck. First pair of custom painted shoes.
#vans #custom #customkicks #handpainted #customshoes
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4mon rosewoodx
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rosewoodx Trying to get to 1000 followers... Help a brother out!
Screenshot this image or any of my other paintings, repost with the proper tags and when I hit 1000 I'll do the random drawing.
Follow and tag @rosewoodx
Use hashtag #paperslayer1000
That's it!
Thanks to everyone for their support!
#art #artist #artcontest #artnerd2014 #artcollective #prophetsandpoets #paint #painter #painting #oilpaint #tattoo #tattoos #tattooartist #skull #brush #free #realism #freestuff #follow #followme
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rosewoodx Seriously...A free painting...I don't care how much of a nobody I am...you can't deny free art.

Follow, repost and tag:
@rosewoodx and #paperslayer1000
Once I hit 1000 followers I will do the drawing. I will send it anywhere in the world.
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4mon rosewoodx
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rosewoodx Who wants free shit?! Yah, me too...but you gotta work for it!
Repost and tag me in this picture using #paperslayer1000 and @rosewoodx.
The very second I hit 1000 followers I'll do the random drawing.
I'm trying to get more exposure in this crazy world of art and give back a little bit also.

Feel free to repost as much as you like.

#art #artist #artcontest #contest #artnerd2014 #artcollective #prophetsandpoets #free #realism #paint #painter #painting #oilpainting #tattoo #tattoos #tattooartist #follow #followme #paperslayer #desertartist #palmsprings #760
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4mon rosewoodx
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rosewoodx Freehand sketch on canvas. Ready for the first layers.
#art #buddha #buddhist #wip
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  •   sarabzzz Oooh another one :-) 4mon
  •   rosewoodx @sarabzzz yah! He wanted the one you guys own, even asked if I would re do it...told him nope! Was digging around for the image I had planned on my ipad and came across three more pictures in different angles of the same statue...stoked! 4mon

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rosewoodx Approaching a painting isn't like approaching a monochromatic drawing, and I'm probably stating the obvious here.
With a drawing, you only look at the tonal range, textures I think, are secondary. Dark to light to highlight. If you can block in the darkest dark(s), finding the brightest highlight(s) should come naturally...If it doesnt, take a look at a well done pencil drawing and only look at the darkest portion for a while. Study the shadows. The rest should fall into place...
But a painting...There is so much more to consider...tonal range is absolutely a factor, but it's not the only one. One thing to consider is color. What are the subtle colors underlying the colors that our eyes want to make the most important? Is the shadow warm or cool? Does the color of the shadow affect the color overall? Is there a contrast? What color is the brightest? Is that created by another color under it...
Then the hardest question...How do I achieve all this in harmony, in balance.
How do I create the illusion... How indeed...
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rosewoodx Here is the progression of the Raven. First I started with a quick no pencil sketch with Paynes Grey, as it was the color that most closely resembled the entire feel of the bird itself from the photo I painted from. I kept it super loose, establishing shapes, shadow and light. The second stage was building more layers on the foundation I had laid out with titanium white, Paynes Grey and a slight touch of black. Here I brought the darks darker and the lights brighter. The third stage was finalizing form and adding color to better separate values. This was the longest and most delicate stage, as the shapes were morphed and fine tunes to show the detail and depth of the feathers, the beak and the eye. The last stage was glazing in the final colors, enhancing the details previously established, bringing up the highlights and the brightest whites, then slopping in the background, getting rid of those lines on the outside of the bird. And there you have it! 4mon

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