Xbox Halo Masterpiece
Xbox UK hired Iva Troj to paint an epic Renaissance style painting [6×3 metres] for the 20th anniversary and launch of Halo Infinite in Dec 2021. The piece was completed in just over a month and received 3 Cannes Lions nominations for Cannes Lions 22.
Most recent covers – paintings for the book ‘Hello Troj’ and for the cover of ‘Rebecca’ – 1930’s classic by Daphne du MaurierTechnique: pencil, ink, acrylics and glaze on paper
Portraits of various figures from ‘Rebecca’ – by Daphne du Maurier as part of the collection for the book we did for SunTap Publishing.
Transparent oil technique
Transparent oil technique is mostly known as the Flemish method of layering thin veneers of paint between layers of varnish. Iva Troj’s paintings are often created using this technique although she has invented her own unique variations.
Acrylic on paper
Using acrylic paint on paper can be a bit tricky but the textures and blends one can achieve with good quality acrylics applied with dry brushes is quite striking. Have a look at some of the examples from ‘Rebecca’
Pencil and Graphite
Hatching (shading by drawing parallels lines) is a traditional drawing technique used by most professional artists. It predates Renaissance and is taught in most art schools. It is also the technique mostly used by our artists.
The pastel drawings in our collection are mostly created using pencil pastels but also chalk pens and graphite dust. Layers are created using blending techniques and spray varnish.
Iva Troj and Ecuadorian artist Mysa Stark did a collaboration in 2016 which resulted in a small collection of drawings including the above “To All The Bad People”.
Graphite and Chalk
This technique is used by almost everyone in our small collective, from Tash to Iva and Mysa Stark. It is also how the first layers of paintings created using transparent oil technique are painted.
Colour Pencil Drawings
‘Element’ – Large Format Drawing
This large format colour pencil drawing was initially created as a cover illustration for Iva Troj’s 2017 catalogue. The first draft was a large double layer work created on two separate pieces of paper [a transparent foil sheet on top of a fine art paper sheet] to create the illusion of double exposure. The work was later recreated on a single sheet of tinted Lito paper.
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