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Mixed Media Painting by Merrill Kazanjian

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Uploaded on Jul 4, 2011

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A painting by noted artist Merrill Kazanjian. Hey remember me. It's Merrill. The guy who does the step-by-step videos on YouTube. And crazy artwork uh... I am going to tell you what I've been up to over the past few months and I'm going to repay an old debt to Terrence from TerrenceAnimation who has waited so patiently for his portrait. You saw just a second ago he had his artwork listed on KnicksNow.com. That was one-half of the prize. The other half of the prize is this mixed media painting. That is what I'm doing in this video. So I said it's a mixed media painting and I am using paint shop pro (a computer graphics program). I like to start with a start out with a photo collage. Terrence seems like an interesting guy. You should see his entry. You could go back and visit his channel to see the winning entry, but I could tell that he is a really interesting person and i think that just a traditional oil painting would really not fit his personality. so I am going to go little bit crazy making art today. I'm going to put some of my old characters in to this work. I'm going to photo collage some of these monks (old drawings). You'll see what i'm getting at a it's a little crazy now but you'll see what I'm getting at. So he had this great look on his face and I had to do something with it and again I didn't feel that an oil painting was it was the right way to go about this. All of those months that you see were basically drawn but not the traditional way. The robes were only drawn once. I scanned that drawing and connected that with illustration marker and paint marker and what I did was: I scanned it and I had each one of them in the same pose but I drew a different head for each monk. And I'd just basically put it over the same bodies and that's one way computers can really make artwork interesting. Computers give you a new level and new depth and more possibilities for creating imagery. I didn't have to spend my time doing the same thing over and over and over again for the bodies. Now, This is my big investment. Its a Hewlett Packard Design Jet Print large format printer that prints onto canvas. I am putting the photo collage that made of Terrance, it is a "bobble head". A few months ago the Monks were part of the background to my channel. And of course I had to include the little old man. He is my trademark. When you have a channel named kazanjianm you have to use something memorable and that's the story behind the little old man. Let me also say uh...this wasn't intended but he kind of looks like my grandfather. So some people ask who is the little old man? I guess that it's my grandpa. So anyway its printing (on the printer) and what you are going to see me do is some painting directly over the print. Keep in mind it is on canvas. Canvas is not paper, it is linen so it is ok to put paint directly on to canvas. You don't get the same exact resolution as paint but you get something that is similar though. There is nothing in my opinion that's more beautiful than a painted surface... if you go to a museum even if you look at the older colors or fugitive colors. Colors can fade over time with exposure to light and certain pigments have faded. It is still more beautiful that a photograph taken over the past twenty years... when you look at the surface when you see the depth... photos are just one layer and painters create many opaque and transparent layers in paintings. I think that's what makes the artwork really, really interesting. So I am using paint to go over it now. without There is a link in the video description for the supplies I used. I am also using paint markers because they are accurate and create straight lines without running out of paint.... Paint brushes are not always the most accurate things. They're great for mixing colors that you can't makes lines as well as you can with paint markers. You cant mix paint as well with paint markers. You can mix them a little bit but the tips get dirty. The only way to clean them is to rub them on a piece of paper. With paint brushes you can't make the solid lines, you always wind up running out of paint uh... paint markers it's the opposite.
There's no perfect art supply uh... but I kind of mix and match uh... and I really like the digital stuff as well. The mixed media approach kind of helps make things interesting...

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