Gesso Time

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Applying gesso and drying it. Doesn’t look like much, but it’s an important step for good paint adhesion. 🖌🖤

Posted by Rachel De Urioste Art on Friday, November 30, 2018

Applying gesso and drying it. Doesn’t look like much, but it’s an important step for good paint adhesion. 🖌🖤

Ink Drawing

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This is an 18 x 24 inch drawing I did in high school. I did it entirely with ballpoint pens over the course of a year, carrying it around in a tube so that I could draw in between classes. I worked exclusively in black and white for years. 🥀 This piece is about growth and decay, the passage of time, and the cyclical nature of things.

Figure Drawing Practice

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I go to figure drawing sessions as often as I can to stay in practice. The one I go to is short pose. We start with 30 second poses, slowly increasing the time every few rounds until we end with a 20 minute pose. If you’re compulsively detail oriented (like me), it’s a great way to loosen up and practice drawing faster. It forces me to get to the heart of the pose quickly, then move on. It’s about finding momentum rather than creating a perfect drawing.

Painting Stardust

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Adding subtle paint details: thin washes of gold, silver, red, purple, and blue. The new ghost chameleon pigment I’m using looks different depending on how the light hits it. It’s transparent, showing the most dramatic color shifts when layered over black. With just the chameleon paint, the details were hard to see, so I’m also adding lighter areas with tinted metallics to create greater depth. 

Adding subtle paint details: thin washes of gold, silver, red, purple, and blue. 🎨🖌

Posted by Rachel De Urioste on Tuesday, October 30, 2018

How to make a planet with a ring system

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 The planet itself is a premade wood sphere. I made a pattern for the ring system out of chip board, checking the size and fit against the sphere. After sculpting the rings out of clay, I made a mold and pressure cast translucent purple tinted resin with laser glitter. The cast is stretchy for the first few hours after casting, allowing me to fit it precisely on the planet. The planet was painted with a supershift chameleon pigment that looks different depending on how the light hits it. 

It’s tonight!

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It’s tonight! At a towering 15 inches tall, the Mega Galactic Void is on view tonight only at @facetgallery for the Kaiju Art Toy Extravaganza. There’s going to be crazy monster art by 50+ artists along with Japanese snacks, a cash donation bar, and a screening of Godzilla afterwards at the Plaza. Hope to see you there!

At a towering 15 inches tall, the Mega Galactic Void is on view tonight only at @facetgallery for the Kaiju Art Toy Extravaganza. There’s going to be crazy monster art by 50+ artists along with Japanese snacks, a cash donation bar, and a screening of Godzilla afterwards at the Plaza. Hope to see you there!

The Dark Crystal exhibition

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The Dark Crystal exhibit is open! I’m excited to share the gigantic crystals I’ve been working on at the Center for Puppetry Arts. This one is installed inside the exhibit. It’s difficult to photograph, but it looks beautiful lit up. It’s human sized!

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