Freelance Illustrator // Fine Artist // Adventurer // (I do not accept tattoo-design commissions.) // jawcooper@gmail.com

December 23, 2014

Final PRO TIP for the evening: you know that I LOVE to go camping more than just about anything, but did you know that your painting does as well? Keep dust and lint from getting caught in oil paint as it dries with a folded paper tent. Invert the top corners (as shown) to keep it rigid! #jawcooper #painting #tent #tipsandtricks



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The painting is essentially done! I'll glaze some colors on top to unify the shadows once it's completely dry in a couple days. PRO TIP: build yourself a "painting bridge" like this wooden one you see here, which floats my hand 1" above whatever part of the painting I'm working on and helps me have steady strokes. (To reserve this painting contact La Luz De Jesus Gallery.) #jawcooper #painting #oilpaint #tipsandtricks #paintingbridge #august2015soloshow #laluzdejesus #witches



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Painted in highlights, the background is nearly done, and it's time for some scarlet! #jawcooper #wip #painting #oilpaint #august2015soloshow #laluzdejesus #witches



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One little toad went creeping... #jawcooper #wip #oilpaint #august2015soloshow #laluzdejesus #witches



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December 22, 2014

First layer of oil paint down: instant contrast and depth boost and instant shine! Gotta wait for this first layer to dry overnight and hopefully I'll be able to finish the rest up tomorrow! #jawcooper #wip #oilpaint #august2015soloshow #laluzdejesus #witches



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Acrylic portion nearly complete! Every so often it can be rewarding to place sheets of paper along the edges where the matt will go when the piece is finished. This can give you the courage to be less controlled especially in the beginning phases- which gives the piece life and spontaneity. #jawcooper #wip #acrylic #tipsandtricks #august2015soloshow #laluzdejesus #witches



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Starting color with many thin washes of acrylic thinned way down with about 50/50 water and matte medium. I usually make a color-swatch sheet for each major painting to guide me as I work. And when I don't... I regret it. #jawcooper #wip #painting #indiaink #acrylic #swatches #protips #august2015soloshow #laluzdejesus #witches



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If you are not already familiar with the incredible talent that is @tunamunaluna go check out her work now! She is one of my favorite artists (and also a good friend)! @tunamunaluna #tunabora #artistsilove



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December 15, 2014

Brush-pen drawing of a creepin' rat-rodent-beastie from a lovely afternoon spent sketching at the LA Natural History Museum with @jaammmiieee . #jawcooper #nhmla #lanhm @nhmla #rodent #pentelcolorbrushpen



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These two judgmental owls disapprove of your life choices. Brush-pen sketches from a lovely afternoon spent sketching at the LA Natural History Museum with @jaammmiieee . #jawcooper #nhmla #lanhm @nhmla #owls #pentelcolorbrushpen



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Brush-pen caricature of a Weasel from a lovely afternoon spent sketching at the LA Natural History Museum with @jaammmiieee . #jawcooper #nhmla #lanhm @nhmla #ermine #pentelcolorbrushpen



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Brush-pen drawing of a fox from a lovely afternoon spent sketching at the LA Natural History Museum with @jaammmiieee . #jawcooper #nhmla #lanhm @nhmla #fox #pentelcolorbrushpen #copic



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Brush-pen drawing of a smug motherf***ing polarbear from a lovely afternoon spent sketching at the LA Natural History Museum with @jaammmiieee . #jawcooper #nhmla #lanhm @nhmla #polarbear #pentelcolorbrushpen



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December 13, 2014

Just finished putting the final gouache touches on my piece for the book "Creepy Romance II" to be released Feb 1st. Pre-order at creepyromance.com to secure your copy! @creepyromance #creepyromance #jawcooper #painting #gouache #drawing #pentelfinetipbrushpen #regret



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Just finished putting the final gouache touches on my piece for the book "Creepy Romance II" to be released Feb 1st. Pre-order at creepyromance.com to secure your copy! @creepyromance #creepyromance #jawcooper #painting #gouache #drawing #pentelfinetipbrushpen #regret



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Just finished putting the final gouache touches on my piece for the book "Creepy Romance II" to be released Feb 1st. Pre-order this book at creepyromance.com to secure your copy! @creepyromance #creepyromance #jawcooper #painting #gouache #drawing #pentelfinetipbrushpen #regret



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Blue Macaque. (Sold) #jawcooper #painting #gouache #drawing #colorase #micron



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Blue Ibis. (Sold) #jawcooper #painting #gouache #drawing #colorase #micron



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