New Oil Pastel "Treed Out"


Used I picture of fungus mold for inspiration for this one.


Yobi Signature Analysis

I was pondering my nickname and signature back in June 2014. I believe this is an excellent candidate for my next oik Pastel!


Oil Pastel Update

Documenting the progress

See? Who's looking out for YOUR curiosity?


Art Day! Review: "Wait! Don't press sen-"

Art Day! First Sunday of ea month, VMB, San Leandro,CA 94578

Art Night at Steves Berkeley Place 6

Reminder: National PTSD Awareness Month Art Day!

Today is Art Day! At the Veterans Memorial Building, 1105 Bancroft Ave, San Leandro, CA 94578 2pm to 6th PM. 

Endorsed by the Marine Corps League Detachment 919


A Few New: Kismat Charging, Zocalo Noir, Sometimesit by A. Yobi B.

Kismat Charging Monochrome by A. Yobi B.
Kismat Charging Color, A Yobi B.
Zocalo Noir Monochrome ,(painting color one) by A. Yobi B.

Almost Done!

11 days in!

And a bonus cartoon I am working on.


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All about 7-PR11SOn

This gentleman at 7-11 was kind enough to allow me to take his photo knowing my hope was to paint it. Been trying to catch him for days now.

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An immigrant from India, I first met him at my closest 7-11 right after the new year when he started. He was so energetic and happy.


He works graveyard most nights, and I have seen him attacked, almost robbed at gun point, constantly shoplifted from as he works all night, 6 nights a week, by himself.

I have tried to cheer him up, or offer alternates so many times. I have almost stopped. I am so glad he agreed to this. Not sure the affect, but he was pleased when I showed him the 1st layer.

Took this just as the morning started. Had him print and sign the back.

  • Orig pic for 7-pr11son
    Orig pic for 7-pr11son

Laid down water wax. Water soluble pastels, and ket it soak for several hours in the moist wax inbedding the pigment in the coarse pastel paper.

Then I rubbed Munkyo oil Pastels ontop of the wax using a rubber spatula, then lightly scraped it off. Touched up the lines and gently rubbed in some more was to smooth out the scraping lines.

I will wait a couple of hours, finish touching it up, then all done!

I am glad it captured how I have witnessed him withdraw into himself, I left the 1st lines that I you come to as you look at his surroundings edged and well defined. He knows where his "prison" is. Beyond the "bars", everything becomes a miasma of undefined potential, that fades into the unknown darkness of the future.

He is a smart young man. I dislike watching his spirit melt like slowburning candles. Hmm, perhaps I ought to reconsider telling him all of this? Seems prudent to allow his right to interpret for hu himself.

1st Color app 7-11prison
1st Color app 7-11prison

ANNOUNCEMENT!!

I am not finished setting up the "store", so my apologies for any confusion.

I do plan to allow people to purchase, or commission artwork. Digital prints, and such. Thank you for your patience!