Welcome to the Fantastical World of Sean Chappell

Painting

I was first introduced to acrylic paint at the age of 16 by a teacher at Bowmanville High School. It was a very natural medium for me and I took to it like a baby takes to breathing. I’ve played with wood panels, plywood sheeting, galvanized and corrugated steel, and several other grounds for painting. […]

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Illustration

Welcome to my Illustration page. All of the work featured here is created through the combination of Gouache paint and ballpoint pen drawing. An early attempt at this technique saw the mixing of acrylic paint with the pen work on top. Unfortunately, the plastic nature of acrylic caused the ballpoint lines to be absorbed or […]

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Drawing

Everything you see here is created in ballpoint pen. The pens I use are a water-based archival black ink which, in combination with grey Stonehenge drawing paper, gives a lovely antique feel to the work; almost like it’s been aged. They also do not bleed, change colour or burn the paper, ensuring longevity in the pieces. It was […]

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Mixed Media

This is my latest foray into expressing myself through visual media. In an effort to speed up my personal drawing process, I’ve been using Prismacolor greyscale markers to flesh out these works before attacking them with my ballpoint pens. Putting all the figurative tones into place first lets me eliminate a lot of time consuming, form building crosshatching. […]

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