Ultimate Warrior: Ancient PowerSchamberger Labs
Ink, spray, acrylic, dye and watercolor on watercolor paper
Artwork by Rob Schamberger
Printed on 11" x 14" 130 pound uncoated cover stock, perfect for framing!
I wanted to experiment more with hatching using acrylic and I figured if I can't use it effectively with the Ultimate Warrior then what am I even doing? This time I played around more with technique to get different effects with texture. So I first put down watercolor and ink and then spritzed some spray paint for said texture.
After letting it dry and air out I hatched with acrylic paint for the skin and the face paint. Once I was done with that I felt like continuing the hatching with the air would be too much and make the composition too busy and lacking focus. So I opted to instead use a palette knife, giving the painting a whole different energy and one that fits perfectly with Warrior. I finished it off with white acrylic to bring the whole thing together and I gotta say it exceeded all expectations.
What I like the most is that of the pieces I've done so far with hatching I feel I was able to evolve the approach into something new (for me, at least). I can already see new ways to push the technique even further. THAT is what keeps me excited as an artist.