A better look at last nights work:
2013. Acrylics & pencil on canvas. 80 x 60 cm
By John Reuss
Late night work in the studio…
Please Destroy This is an ongoing collaborative project between visual artists Jacob Juhl & John…
Jacob Juhl - my accomplice on the project “Please Destroy This” - just uploaded a batch of our collaborative pieces he did some great work on.
Looks really good - can’t wait to see them in real life and mangle them further! :D
A little studio ambience…
Several people have asked me to document the entire process of a piece - which is probably never going to happen, I tend to forget those things when painting.
I did manage to collect a few shots of the initial phases of a painting I am working on right now though. Not the best quality (phone cam) but you get the idea.
Keep in mind this painting is far from done yet, I still see it as being in the overall initial sketching phase….these are merely what we’ve been through so far:
Some initial sketching, working on colors, crude shadow/light work, more pencil/charcoal sketching adding/removing parts of the figure and a lot of paint layering/glazes.
There’s really no way to tell what it will be looking like next…. my plan is to do more layerings as far as the body and face until it “speaks” to me - more work on the colorscheme, more drawing and more glazing!
Grainy me eating a pencil….
Mirror Me (reworked version)
2013. Acrylics & charcoal on canvas. 80 x 100 cm
By John Reuss
The transition…how a terrible drawing by Jacob Juhl gets a makeover by John Reuss, only to be cut up by Jacob. Finally John gives it some subtle touches, before Jacob gives up and declares that the Work is done…
Visual artist Jacob Juhl, my partner in crime from the Please Destroy This project, made this overview of the transition of our latest finished piece.
Interesting just how drastic the change is from the initial drawing to the finished piece!
We’re contemplating the possibility of making the project into an exhibition and maybe show some overviews of the process of individual pieces at the exhibition of the finished work….
…is in place!
I seriously never thought I’d gain as many Tumblr followers as I have - I still have a hard time relating to the fact that I’ve now crossed 86.000 followers. So thank you ALL - both new and old followers, bloggers and rebloggers of my work! The rate this is going at 100K suddenly seems within reach… not quite sure what I’ll do then, but I got to do something I think…
I also really appreciate all the comments, compliments and constructive personal messages I get. It’s part of what makes all this worth while!