Little Sargent study In gouache from a while back. I want to get back into these daily studies especially with more erected mustaches ☕️🕳☕️
#painting #404taken #mastercopy #gouache #watercolor #painting #bonerstache #daily
Thought I would share this drawing that I have been working on for about a month an a half now. It has been a lot of back and forth because I was unsure of where I even wanted to take this. Finally after some time away from it, I finally figured I say “fuck it”. I will let it manifest into whatever it needs to be; I am going to detach myself from the expectations of how I think the work should look and give myself more room for fun and intuitive solutions. The goal now is to make as much as I can and have fun with it. Sometimes, we artists can take ourselves too serious, relax and enjoy the ride a little. Anyway, this should take a couple more sessions, pretty excited to see it through!
#404taken #art #drawing #graphite #pencil #contemporaryart #figure #interior #wip
Another super quick sketch of these crazy fights in parliament. It is not entirely finished because all my shit has to be packed up for this move; so for now it will stay in this unsettled state. There was something really pleasing about working with super rushed and haphazard choices. So much freedom can be found when you don’t give a shit 🚮
#404taken #painting #contemporaryart #sketch #moleskine #fight #quick #figure #hotdamn404
Found some time to bang out another one of these mortal kombat parliament scenes. These are a great way for me to get a bit looser, focus on value, care less about detail and play with globs of paint.
#404taken #painting #moleskine #sketch #oilpainting #fight #simplify #getfuck #why #care #contemporaryart
Here is a crop of a little study that I started today. I have been busy moving from my studio and into a new apartment, so it has been hard to find the time to paint. I should be all settled within the next couple weeks and will be back on the grind! In the mean time check out @404taken page and listen to our podcast, we have a new episode coming out very soon.
#painting #wip #art #fight #crop #closeup #figurepainting #contemporaryart #404taken
Lately I have been trying to wrap my head around watercolors. This medium can be brutal and unforgiving but it allows me to get down to the grit of what I am exploring. It’s teaching me to let accidents happen, to dive into the unknown and let go of control. Always on the verge of doubt with every choice; being uncomfortable has never felt so fun.
#painting #study watercolor #study #art #contemporaryart #404taken #color
Throwback of a painting from two years ago. I have always liked this painting and feel it is time to explore more work like this. I might be lagging on posting because I want to really invest myself in this new body of work. In the mean time you can be on the look out for new posts on the @404taken page as well as new podcast episode, thanks again for all of your support and I am looking forward to sharing all the new things I have been cooking up!
#painting #contemporaryart #figure #interior #art #oilpaint #instaart #color #404taken
100 of 100. When I started this challenge, my goal was to get in the habit of making something everyday and to better my drawing ability; I was by no means aiming to create what had came out of it. I will be honest, I made a lot of trash work and am not pleased with any of it; what I am pleased with is allowing myself to open this door up to you all. I was able to be honest and share the struggles I was encountering. During this little challenge I discovered more about who I am as a human being and I have all of you to thank for that. it is from all the encouragement and support form you all that allowed me to look beyond myself and see past the bullshit. We all aim for connecting and feeling apart of something and I really do feel apart of this incredible community that has come out of this head challenge. •
I owe a lot to the @404taken they have kept me on my feet and made me confident in the challenges I have faced. I found a family and I couldn’t find more success in that. The 404 is not just a collective but it is all of us, just trying to kill some time with making shit. You all are apart of this and I am super excited to see what lies ahead. •
I plan on giving away 3 of the heads I have made, so look out for that post tomorrow !! Also @404taken is not going anywhere, like I stated before we have much planned so we hope you all stick around and join in! Thank you everyone for following this little journey, Im super excited to see the rest of you who are doing it complete it. I love you all (insert cheesy ass quote here)
#404 #art #drawing #colorpencil #line #woman #head #portrait #daily #sketch #hotdamnhill #hotdamnmilo #hotdamnseppe #hotdamnpatrick #hotdamnmichael
99 of 100. Had no clue what to paint for my second to last head, so I thought Kratos would be fun ; I mean what better candidate than a god covered in the ashes of his slain wife and child. So to honor the ghost of Sparta I felt a floating head in gouache would be great..I know a lot of you float, so you can all relate ;) .
Tomorrow I will have finished this challenge but It wont be over for the @404taken because will host the challenge for the rest of the time being; we will keep sharing all current heads and any new comers! We also have some other things planned that all of you can join in if you please. This is just the beginning, we hope for this community to keep growing and bonds to keep forming
#404 #gouache #painting #kratos #godofwar #head #portrait #game #beard #hashtag
98 of 100. Todays head is from a commission I finished today. This was actually super fun to find all the shapes and color combos; I wanted to go for a more saturated and playful palette. If you are interested in commissioning me you can DM me or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Pepe the @404taken page for new posts on heads,process insights, and other things related to this rad community!
#404 #painting #oil #color #dog #art #dailypainting #contemporaryart
97 of 100. I am really feeling these random drawings in my sketchbook. Did a couple today and liked how this spread looked. On the left is something random from my head and on the right a quick study of a Hans Holbein drawing! .
Peep the @404taken page for more heads and post about the community!
#art #404 #sketchbook #line #pencil #graphite #instaart #daily #mastercopy #concept
95 of 100. Quick sketch.All this extermination has bene fun but I need to shuffle through the shit and build up a new me from the shit I like. .
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#drawing #sketch #404 #art #daily #graphite #pencil #instaart #portrait
94 of 100. Yesterday was a bit hectic, I was busy watching my amazing woman @prettyvulgar get one of her degrees! My girl is graduating in a week and I can say it’s been nothing but inspiring to see you work so hard; Proud and honored to watch you on this journey babe!!! •
Anyway, I was only able to do this quick sketch of @patrickstromme and his ghost buddies! There are some things off in the face but I am okay with that. Sometimes I just let my mistakes stay; only because when I look back I can learn from them but these imperfections are also what makes painting/drawing so human. Let that shit shine and embrace your flaws, its the only way to get better. You aren’t perfect and we need to start allowing these imperfections to show, of course aim high but don’t beat yourself up for being human! •
Check out the rest of the @404taken Community, see what everyone is doing! Go get hyped,go make something, be fearless in your craft ❤️
#art #404 #drawing #sketchbook #moleskine #pencil #line #sketch #daily #instaart #graphite
93 of 100. Just played around in the sketchbook today, didn’t have a lot of time to do anything crazy. I feel a sketchbook is a really great place to just sit down and unwind; a legit playground for us to work out ideas and write out our thoughts! My sketchbooks feel like little pieces of me, filled with parts of my past and lessons I have learned.
@404taken has some new post on there and I can say that our second episode if our podcast will be out in the next couple days, so stay tuned for that!
#404 #sketchbook #head #dude #drawing #pencil #floating #daily #instaart
Day 92 of 100. Yesterdays painting had me frustrated for a little bit; so today I just said fuck it, I am gonna try another portrait and have fun with it. We just need to let go of those expectations and allow ourselves to work with our mistakes. I felt like painting the badass @butterhi; this is only a block in but I feel pretty good with some things. There are a couple of issues here and there but I want to leave; let the painting dry and then deal with them . The painting itself was kind of hard to photograph so sorry for the glare! •
Also thank you everyone who had said kind words on yesterdays post! It really lifts your spirts to see how many of you care. I think this is how it needs to be, we all are in this together and are a big team. One person falls down and we all are there to pick you up. @404taken feels like a giant support system for artists and I want to keep growing this community! I love yall!! #404taken #WIP #painting #color #daily #100heads ##figurativepainting #portrait #hair #Larry
91 of 100. So Fucked this one up. This was just a result of taking my frustrations out; I was getting caught up in too many things and started making stupid choices. I am learning how much farther I need to go before I can even understand painting;I love it so much but man this shit can fucking hurt! •
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#art #404taken #frustrated #moleskine #painting #mess #instaart #blur
Day 90 of 100. @ashley.lindo sent me some rad references, so I decided to do a drawing of her. I am not really happy with the end results; I have been really struggling to get some of the things I want to happen. What I need to do is understanding my weaknesses and working on them. It can be super frustrating to produce things that are not up to your standards but the more I work the more I am really starting to see, that it is about the journey ; it will get very uncomfortable at times but staying determined and not giving in is the key to overcoming these artistic bumps in the road!
This @404taken community has really helped me feel confident is sharing these challneges I face with you. We all are on our own little artistic journey but there is no reason for us to through it alone!
#404taken #moleskine #drawing #pencil #portrait #instaart #art #sketch #hair #daily
88-89 of 100. I am counting this as two heads because tomorrow I wont have anytime to do one; So I decided on making a line drawing of a scene from the show “Atlanta”. I try to always challenge myself and do these “scenes” limiting myself to just line ; it forces me to use really understand what I am drawing. It becomes a big puzzle and the process is pretty meditative; just fun finding how everything connects.
You should check the @404taken for@more head,live stream and process insights! #404taken #drawing #pencil #atlanta #line #moleskine #daily #instaart #sketchbook
87 of 100. Painting of @svelagram aka CHOOF! I started this in todays live stream with @seppedemeyere but due to some technical issues I had to drop out of it. Here is the end result, again playing with color that I am not really use to; having a lot of fun with more natural lighting, I think the little nuances that you can find are so fun! It really allow you to pick out some interesting transition colors! Please excuse the bad photo, was hard to take a pic of this without all that glare
@404taken is also pretty fun, we have live streams that happen every week,group projects to particlate in and of course a podcast! Be sure to check out the page in order to keep up to date with what is going on in the community!!! #404taken #art #oilpainting #portrait #color #shape #hotdamnchoof #moleskine #daily #instaart
86 of 100. Started a self portrait today, this is just a block in but I like to share how things start. The colors in this are a bit foreign to what I normally use but I need to start to tackling it because I fear it the most. My work is going to look a little strange at times and even shitty but I know all of these trails and errors will only get me closer to my goals as a artists. I think everyone should be always testing their boundaries and limits shen making work. There is no need to succumb to a style or way of working; you must search deeper for you and not let anything hold you back! •
@404taken is all about encouraging growth and allowing people to explore new ways of working! Head over to the page to see how to get involved and join the community!
#404taken #art #painting #oilpainting #selfie #experiment #color #explore #daily #instaart
Day 85 of 100. I like to wake up and do these super quick digital studies. I really want to kill as much detail as possible; so i aim to really get the overall masses in. It’s a struggle because I almost always have to catch myself from putting many little things in! This way of working can be super hard but it feels like a better way to understand shapes and colors better. I really want to encourage everyone to try digital painting at least once, there is a ton to learn from it and there is no brushes to clean!!
Want to know what else is magic? Head over to the @404taken to find some amazing work being made from the community! I promise it is worth the trip 😂😂😂
#404taken #art #digitalart #hotdamnshrooms #study #blockin #instaart #quick
Day 83-84. Progress of this little study that I plan on taking further.This is my intal block in stage and I felt like It should be shared. This stage is never meant to look pretty, it serves as a place to figure things out. Dont get discouraged at this stage, you can solve some much once it is dry! This is where you can am learn to be more free with the paint and allow things to be wonky and off; It is here where you will find your weaknesses but also your strengths! From here you can learn more about what the painting needs and can really react to that. Its important to always be open to changing things and never falling in love with anything too soon! Explore and be free, it is the only way to find you. Peep the @404taken for more insights and community updates. I love what we are all doing together, this community get bigger everyday!! #404 #painting #art #WIP #blockin #oilpainting #fucking #be #you #instart
Day 82 of 100. Here is a quick drawing of @jordialoss. I had to give it another go, after I bombed that color pencil drawing of him! I really wanted to capture his playful attitude when he makes his work, dude is fearless and super inspiring! Everyone should check him!! Thanks to everyone who has sent me photos of themselves, I am going to get to work on them over the next couple weeks so please be patient 🙃
Check out my @404taken community!! Everyone doing this head challenge is really setting the bar high! I am so excited to reveal some of the new projects for everyone to partake in!! #404taken #art #line #drawing #moleskine #rocket #instaart #pencil #dude #hotdamn404
Day 80 of 100. Finally picked up my oils and did this quick study from the movie stalker. I felt like the break from them allowed my brain to process some of the things that I have been learning over the last couple months . For this one I just wanted to keep it as simple as possible, I think it is something that will only push me forward as a painter. Just getting hyped to try new things, get hyped! Try new things, paint like a mad person, go lick your cat or dog. Just have fucking fun exploring the world 🙌
Check out the @404taken for new updates and community posts. Y’all should know the family by know and if you don’t check out them all out!!! @404taken
#404 #painting #oilpainting #shape #instaart #daily #paint #contemporaryart #color #art
Day 78,79 and 80. Okay sorry I haven’t gotten around to posting these heads, It had been a little hectic on my end. Anyway, here are 3 heads from the last couple days. Just super quick color pencil studies;I think I hit my wall with this medium, its fun to unwind with but I had my fill.I need to get back to painting, I miss it. Also that really fucked up looking one is suppose to be @jordialoss but I messed it up by trying to layer the shit out of them. Show show your work, who cares! shoutout to @butterhi because I am stealing her sketchbook layout steez! Steal from your friends can be fun guys, as long as you give it back 🤫
@404taken @milohartnoll @butterhi @seppedemeyere @michaeljamesmonaghan @patrickstromme @carolinejiart @alba.miocev
#404taken #moleskine #drawing #colorpencil #art #study #daily #instaart #color #head #figure #line
Day 76 of 100. I have slowly been building up this color pencil drawing in my sketchbook. I really love exploring scenes like this; I am a huge film nerd and that is what really influences my work. Study the compositions of films and you will learn so much about designing a scene!
@404taken is more than a “art page” we really are striving to create a community of artists; who are sharing themselves, no bullshit but all honesty! @milohartnoll @seppedemeyere @butterhi @michaeljamesmonaghan @patrickstromme @alba.miocev @carolinejiart #404taken
#moleskine #art #drawing #colorpencil #pink #icecream #study #wip #contemporaryart #film
Day 75 of 100. This is that painting I started in last weeks stream; finally got around to finishing it. I had to let this painting manifest a little bit, so I worked on it for a couple of days. I keep pushing and pulling the details; At one point it was really refined, then I felt it needed to be pushed back a bit. So I messed it all up and simplified it. Pretty much kept up this way of working during the whole painting, trying to find interesting marks and a sense of harmony. I may work on it some more but for now I am happy with where it is. Swipe over to see some of the details of this bad boy.
Head over to the @404taken page where you can find out all the information about future projects, podcast release dates and other events. We try to always introduced new content and interactions; Like double stream where two members come together, paint and talk art for a little. There is a stream this Thursday with @michaeljamesmonaghan and @milohartnoll you really don’t want to miss that. Thank you everyone for the constant support, we want to keep this community alive and active!! Without you all, none of this would be possible.
@404taken @butterhi @carolinejiart @seppedemeyere @michaeljamesmonaghan @milohartnoll @patrickstromme @alba.miocev #art #404taken #bladerunner #acrylicpainting #instaartist #daily #painting #figure #interior #contemporaryart
Day 74 of 100. Today I needed to do something a little more liberating, so I busted out some color pencils and drew this lovely disaster. I do have to say that this is such a good way to unwind and play with color; which was my main focus. This head challenge is starting to really kick me in the ass and I feel a bit of fatigue starting to settle in. I think it is important to not take this challenge so serious, I have to remind myself of that often. This is about so much more than making something “pretty” to look at. I feel this is the time to really try things and go deep inside yourself to understand you sensitivities as a artist. My advice for people doing this is to keep it fun but allow yourself freedom to explore; just don’t get too caught up in the results!
Peep the @404taken page for streams, project information and community events! As always check out my 404 family, they all are amazing people creating fantastic things; like @milohartnoll who I did a digital swap with again but failed miserably. Peep his page for his results! @404taken @seppedemeyere @butterhi @patrickstromme @carolinejiart @michaeljamesmonaghan @alba.miocev @milohartnoll
#colorpencil #404taken #art #sketchbook #head #purple #drawing #mess #get #better #you #fuck #hotdamncaroline
71 of 100. Here is a quick painting in procreate. @milohartnoll has really got me on this digital kick. I am going to try and use it to learn how to simplify more. I kept going way too far with smaller shapes and details; so to counter that I would rework the paint with super simple shapes. We can all get caught up in detail but sometimes all you need is a little to say more.I have a coupled of these planned, so we will see how it goes. Later this afternoon you can catch @patrickstromme and I stream live and talk about paint,DBZ and why penguins don’t have knees. Peep out my hard working family @404taken @butterhi @carolinejiart @alba.miocev @michaeljamesmonaghan @seppedemeyere @milohartnoll @patrickstromme
#404 #digitalart #digitalpainting #simple #head #figure #instaart #pink #challenge #contemporaryart
69-70 of 100. Nothing crazy to say here, just a good ol drawing in the moleskine of @milohartnoll @mattiasonnino . If you would like to watch me paint this then tune in this Thursdays live stream with @patrickstromme and myself;The last one I did with him was pretty awesome experience.Its a real treat to talk with Pat as well as watch him work! You don’t want to miss this one @404taken @seppedemeyere @milohartnoll @butterhi @michaeljamesmonaghan @alba.miocev @patrickstromme @carolinejiart
#404 #moleskine #drawing #art #line #space #instaart #contemporaryart #sketchbook #daily
Day 68 of 100. @milohartnoll has been doing these digital paintings/drawings/whatever and they have been inspiring me like crazy. So I decided to use @brennok references and explore this. This was way to too fun and think I am gonna play with digital for a bit. My goal for this was try try out some new ways of painting; using ideas that I will eventually take into my oil painting process. I also want to say thank you to everyone who is checking out the podcast, the feedback and response has been incredible; If you have the time please check it out and send us some questions or topics for future episodes. Peep the link in my bio or on the @404taken page. As always go see what my 404 babes @michaeljamesmonaghan @butterhi @milohartnoll @seppedemeyere @patrickstromme @alba.miocev @carolinejiart
#404taken #painting #digitalart #procreate #head #light #shadow #instaart #contemporaryart #what
Day 67 of 100. This is that painting I started in the live stream of @alba.miocev. I wanted to really play with color in this one. I don’t usally allow myself to explore it normally, but seeing @milohartnoll @carolinejiart use these amazing colors made me chasing the chroma dragon. In other the news @404taken podcast is finally out now for everyone to listen to. If you go to the 404 page you can find the link to it. Super stoked on that and hope you all enjoy it! Beyond proud of my crew @seppedemeyere @michaeljamesmonaghan @patrickstromme @carolinejiart @milohartnoll @butterhi
#painting #404taken #art #daily #portrait #instaart #texture #acrylics #orange #light #podcast
66 of 100. So I showed this painting of @tomvandewouwer during the live stream and a bunch of you messaged me about it. So I thought I would post it here. I plan on taking it even further but there are cool things happening at this stag.Again thanks to everyone who joined @butterhi and I for todays stream.You all are the best and the support you give us is incredible! This Thursday the 22nd we will be dropping our podcast, so be ready for that! Check the @404taken page for all the new updates and community post! @404taken @michaeljamesmonaghan @butterhi @milohartnoll @carolinejiart @seppedemeyere @patrickstromme
#404 #art #painting #acrylic #wip #layers #trekell #contemporaryart #instaart #daily