Boy in Cafe

mark li; boy in cafe


The Boy From Dublin

A character piece based on the narrator of James Joyce’s short story “The Encounter.” He’s waiting for his mate Mahony to arrive as they planned a day of “miching” (ditching school). He was very happy sitting there by himself. This one was done in Coral Paint, something my class has been using and am beginning to really like. It mimics paint stroke textures really well. I know, I know…why don’t I just use traditional media if I want the brush texture? You traditionalist may laugh at me, but I just HATE the time it takes to mix all the colors. Absolutely hate it. I don’t have that problem with digital (and it saves my carpet from those horrific paint stains). A big thanks to my friend Marvin for the pose!

Young Boy sitting on ledge being happier than ever.

A girl

A quick digi-paint referenced from an anonymous photo (I really should keep track of my references, I know). Two versions: one without any textures (which looks almost like graffiti art) and another with textures. Personally I like the second one more because it reminds me of old photos with a sort of modern twist.

A young girl sitting on the ground staring into space thoughtfully.

Girl sitting without textures

young girl sitting on ground looking thoughtfully

Girl sitting with texture added