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Nightmare by Teagle Nightmare by Teagle
Based on several nightmares I had around the ages of 6 and 7.

One of the paintings I've produced for my upcoming solo show in Dublin, 'That's Life!'

Acrylic on canvas.
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bitsincorporated Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014 dreamed about being a guy with a transparent skin being chased by a giant skinless head?
that's metal as all fuck
BRUZZer Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
I guess getting chased is a common theme in kids' dreams. I had one where a bald cannibal with sharpened teeth chased me down a mountain of skulls. Then there was the one where I was in a destroyed city being chased by an enormous blob.

Shit, why haven't I drawn these??
kidkovdrop Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
I dig your work. What brand of acrylics do you use?
Teagle Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional
Thanks, I remember getting my hands on some Cryla stuff, but it was really expensive, great to use, but way too much for what it was worth.
System 3 and Galeria is quite good, I just use anything really, it's all the same, and it's quite cheap.
Brands don't really make a difference. I realised that when I visited a few artist's studios and saw them paint away, some even used kid's paints, whatever does the job really.
I guess Cryla is good for really thick, opaque stuff. I have real problems with the opacity of yellows and have to use a lot of layers of it for a good application, but Cryla yellows stick a lot easier.

The only thing I will say is do NOT use Reeves, it's really shit! It has this plasticy gloss to it that makes things look really cheap. I accidently added some to a new painting of mine, and parts of it are kind of shiny. Horrible stuff, and hard to work with.

Hope that helps!
kidkovdrop Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Absolutely. Thanks. I don't have much Real experience with acrylic. I am mainly a oils man. I have used acrylics mainly for washy underpainting or in combo with ink or drawing materials. I'm just asking around for some technical tips. Thanks for yours!
Teagle Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional
No problem, I developed the style after having a background in print. I was really taken in with screenprinting, and developed a style that could work in print, paint and digital design work.

I'm the oposite, I'm quite new to oils. I've used them a few years ago, but it's something I really want to get back into. I love how rich and lavish oils look.
kidkovdrop Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
I gave up (kind of) on acrylics many yrs ago because I couldn't make it look like anything but plastic art. Since then I have seen people do fantastic things with them. I think the quality of acrylic paints has improved since then, but I have yet to take adantage of them. Mine still looks like plastic.
VelcroGoblin Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
around ages 5-6 i used to have recurrent nightmares of strange people after me. i was always escaping from someone with a strange face.

the newspaper man.
someone in the woods.
Teagle Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional
yes! Woods esepcially!
I had a dream I was upstairs in my bedroom and heard banging downstairs in the house, when I knew no one was inside. Ran down stairs and saw the door swaying slightly like someone had just ran out, ran to look for them and no one was around. (I used to get really scared when no one was in a dream but me). Ran into the woods near my house and came across an abandoned house with a wooden roof and glass walls, it was quite wide, so you couldn't see inside, it was pitch black, then hands started pressing against the glass from the darkness.
That was a very scary dream.

Bulging eyes and floating heads really scare me.

In one dream we also had a visitor to the house and he was sat on a chair that started floating, then his body fell apart and the pieces were spinning around the room until everything dissapeared but his shoes.

I might start up some nightmare comics.
VelcroGoblin Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
you should.
you reminded me of my nightmares, they where so good...

i want to shoot them-
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