Erin Hanson transforms desert landscape into an abstract mosaic

Hanging precariously and horizontally from red sandstone, fifty feet above the ground, may not seem like it would inspire the creation of beautiful oil paintings, but that is exactly what happened with Erin Hanson. After a lifetime of experimenting in different styles and mediums, it wasn’t until Hanson moved to the outskirts of Las Vegas to climb at Red Rock Canyon that her painting style was consolidated by a single inspiration and force of nature.

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This big fella is on the postcard, and I showed some progress shots way back when I was painting him, but I figured maybe this would be a good time for some more detailed views of him.  I’ve gotten kind of fond of my little buddy here.

No surprise, he’s heading for the Dubious Beasts: Symbiosis show in Cannon Beach next weekend.

(If you want to get a peek at what’s up with the other half of the DB:S show, here’s a nice piece about Shing at WonderCon!)

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Anonymous: I tried your linear burn technique and I had no luck. Is there something I'm doing wrong? I picked a grey-purple and even tried blue but when I set the lineart to linear burn it was just a darker black even after I topped colors on it. I had a gray background though. Could that be the problem? Do you need to have white?


Ok!  So this is what I mean— hopeully this explains it!!!  Pretty much what you want to do is draw your lineart as normal (I use a pastelly/greyish bg using my usual lineart colour + linear burn just so I’m seeing what I’m ending up with/it’s less harsh than inking in black) and setting up your FLATS is the important bit.  You want your lines to be on linear burn so you can see what stuff looks like— unlike normal basing, you want the colours to go all the way under the line.  With blacks or lines that you colour yourself, you can use the opaqueness of the lines to hide your messy basing. With this method you want to be pretty precise, or you will miss little bits, and it will look messy.  Unless you are me and that is what you’re going for, lol.

If you’re someone who likes control over their images, this is not the technique for you, this is like JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL lineart mode.  I like having the control with opaque lineart I colour myself but it takes a thousand years, so this is the method i refer to.  I have linear burn on 100% right now, but past pages were 85% or lower.  Just depends on how strong you want it to look.  You can do a lot with this TBH! and it’s a fun way to do coloured sketches that look good quickly— I drew this in like 5 mins.