Friday, April 29, 2011


Lessons- 11.5" x 14.5" Acrylic/mixed media

"Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.
 -C. S. Lewis

Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious and anything self-conscious is lousy. You cannot try to do things. You simply must do things.
-Ray Bradbury

Art happens. No hovel is safe from it, no prince can depend on it, the vastest intelligence cannot bring it about.
-James A.M. Whistler

Listen to everyone. Ideas come from everywhere.
-Tom Peters


vacefio said...

This is fantastic. Such good composition - and the expressions on their faces are perfect :)

danyell said...

Really beautiful rendering - can I ask what is the mixed media? Is it acrylic and colored pencil? I like the lush feel of the coloring.

Greg Newbold said...

It is mixed media with acrylic,India ink (chalkboard, oil wash, some colored pencil and some more acrylic A little workable fixative to separate the layers also.

Patti said...

Great image, as always!

Jack Foster said...

Cool angle Greg! Great illustration and terrific lesson/s :o)

Giselle McMenamin said...

Great illustration Greg

Coreopsis said...

What a frightening illustration (only because I'm a teacher, and it seems all too likely for this to happen). I really like all that's going on in this picture--and the fabulous mixed-media techniques.

Sarah Melling said...

A fabulous piece...and some fabulous quotes to add to my quote file!

Greg Newbold said...

Thanks everyone!