Mourner At The Grave Yours Truly
Aerose Artistry, Airbrush Art By Denise
Denise Thurston, Grand Prairie, Tx
has been airbrushing professionally
since 1991 in the Dallas/ Fort Worth
Metroplex. Among her accomplishments
are many "Best Mural" awards with the
top being the "Best Mural" award for
the "Lowrider Of The Year". Her work
has been seen in feature articles and
as show winners in Lowrider, Lowrider Euro
and Chevy Truckin'. Denise's experience
encompasses many forms of airbrushing.
See Denise's artwork at her website at
www.aeroseartistry.com

Mourner At The Grave

I became interested in Cemetery Art. I was looking on the net one day and I happened upon a site with images of many statues and memorials from cemetaries across the world. The statues were most interesting. I wondered how Cemetary Art would look on shirts. I made this. The Mourner at The Grave
Airbrushes: Paasche VL #3

Media: Createx Airbrush Colors

Surface Media: X-Large Jerzees Long SleevT-Shirt

Transfer Media: Soft Vine Charcoal

Lighting: Florescent

Original Sketch: Idea taken from a cemetary art. Statue on Grave.

Opaque Projector: Artograph AG100
Step 1
mourner step 1
I have used a soft vine charcoal to sketch out the grim reaper with scythe design from a print I have made of the reaper Cope posted. I begin airbrushing in the color usinf Createx Florescent Yellow. I build up the yellow bases with Createx Golden Yellow.
Step 2
reaper step 2
I continue to build up my colors. I use Createx Florescent Blue to paick out my details. I use Createx Carribean Blue to continue building upon those details. I change to Createx Opaque White and fill in the details of the lightest areas such as the folds in the robe. I also build up the flames. the
Step 3
reaper step 3
I use Createx Transparent Orange to build the skeleton and shadow the robes.
Step 4
reaper step 4
I use Createx Florescent Violet to enrich the color of the reaper and to build shadowing. I use Createx Red Oxide Pure Pigments mixed with Extender also to begin building up the color in the scythe and increase the play of color and light on the subjects. I use Light brown to build up the wood color.
Step 5
mourner step 5
I use light layering of Createx Transparents Phthalo Blue and Dark Blue to build up the blue in the design. I use Createx Transparent Dark Brown to build up the color of the reaper skeleton, scythe and the shadowing. I use Createx Beige to increase and level the color of the skin skeleton and scythe.
Step 6
mourner step 6
I mix a Navy Blue Color of Createx Opaque Black and Dark Blue to use in the reaper's robes. I use Createx Transparent Violet to deepen and enrich the color of the robe.
Step 5
mourner step 7
I use light layering of Createx Transparents Phthalo Blue and Dark Blue to build up the blue in the design. I use Createx Transparent Dark Brown to build up the color of the reaper skeleton, scythe and the shadowing. I use Createx Beige to increase and level the color of the skin skeleton and scythe.
Step 6
mourner step 8
I mix a Navy Blue Color of Createx Opaque Black and Dark Blue to use in the reaper's robes. I use Createx Transparent Violet to deepen and enrich the color of the robe.
Step 5
mourner step 9
I use light layering of Createx Transparents Phthalo Blue and Dark Blue to build up the blue in the design. I use Createx Transparent Dark Brown to build up the color of the reaper skeleton, scythe and the shadowing. I use Createx Beige to increase and level the color of the skin skeleton and scythe.
Step 6
mourner step 10
I mix a Navy Blue Color of Createx Opaque Black and Dark Blue to use in the reaper's robes. I use Createx Transparent Violet to deepen and enrich the color of the robe.
Step 5
mourner step 11
I use light layering of Createx Transparents Phthalo Blue and Dark Blue to build up the blue in the design. I use Createx Transparent Dark Brown to build up the color of the reaper skeleton, scythe and the shadowing. I use Createx Beige to increase and level the color of the skin skeleton and scythe.
Step 6
mourner step 12
I mix a Navy Blue Color of Createx Opaque Black and Dark Blue to use in the reaper's robes. I use Createx Transparent Violet to deepen and enrich the color of the robe.
Step 7
mourner finish
I use Createx Opaque Black to increase the darkness of certain deep shadow areas and for adding ambience. I finsh off with highlights of Createx Opaque White
Step 7
mourner at the grave
I use Createx Opaque Black to increase the darkness of certain deep shadow areas and for adding ambience. I finsh off with highlights of Createx Opaque White


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