Lately a lot of people have asked me how I create my paintings. So instead of explaining myself over and over again I decided to make a step by step demo on how I do my work. Over the last years I have experimented with different techniques, papers, inks, watercolors..etc and what I am about to show you is the process which works best for me and gets me the look I go for. There is no wrong way to do it, as long as it works for you and it gets the result you want to achieve. The first thing of course is the idea. Lately my usually so vivid imagination has taken a time out and as a result I haven't had that many moments of inspiration. Usually what helps for me is sleep deprivation which puts me, and I am sure some of you as well, in a sort of "fog" in which the most uninteresting things all of the sudden seem amazing.This being said , if you can't come up with an idea on your own then go borrow somebody else's! As long as you give credit to that person and don't try to sell it as your own,no one can blame you. So in my case I based myself on the popular cartoon figure Popeye, whom I am about to transform into one of my creations!