August 2013

New Painting: Sullen.

by ncwinters on August 15, 2013

More darkness.

This one was a fun progression, that started from a spilled bit of ink on the desk. I posted a progress shot of it, as well as many others on my Instagram feed. If you’re into process pics, be sure to follow on Instagram. I’m hoping to have a feed dump on the site soon, for those not “on tha Insta.” Enjoy “Sullen.”

Colored inks and acrylics on watercolor paper, varnished.
10″ x 11″ (2013)

To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.



To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.




New Painting- Biomecthulhu.

by ncwinters on August 13, 2013

A new painting from a small grouping of darker themed ones.

This one is called “Biomecthulhu” and was pretty fun to do. As I said, I’ve been in a slightly darker vein lately, so this one and the next few will all be a little more in a darker pallet and darker vibe. I’ve been getting several questions about materials lately, and I’d like to state for the record: I work on 300 lb. hot press Arches watercolor paper almost exclusively for my painted works. If you see a black and white illustration, chances are it’s on bristol, and very, very rarely will I work on a cradled wood panel directly. For mounted pieces, I do create a cradled panel that the watercolor paper is fixed to once finished, but for most smaller works, I simply varnish the paper and leave it be.

Enjoy “Biomecthulhu.”

Colored inks and acrylics on watercolor paper, varnished. 7.5″ x 11″ (2013)

To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.




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