Monday, May 30, 2011

Beginning the Dark Knight Painting

Happy Memorial Day bloggers! It's been nice getting a couple of days off to look out at the sun and realize that there is a world out there to look at besides a Cintiq screen. I don't have anything new to show you yet, but thought I'd dig through my ol' bin o' trash and put it on the scanner. There's been a lot of starts on personal projects, and most are never finished. This is one of them. This is part of a Dark Knight poster that I wanted to create for my own, but never got to finish. I really loved the dynamics of the characters in this film. The beautifully chilling rendition of the Joker by the late Heath Ledger is nothing short of perfection. I'm totally amped to see the trilogy piece next summer. Thanks always for coming by and checking the site out!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sketchbook: Nightcrawler

I do drawings in a sketchbook or any paper I have at the moment and doodle stuff while waiting for my daughter to finish class on Saturdays. It's kinda fun rekindling the days of sitting in the back of my own classes years ago, doing the same thing. Lots of graphite moving around. Sigh. Those were the days.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Wolverine Study

Did I ever mention that I'm a Wolverine fanatic? Hugh Jackman's rendition of the character has really done the character justice and I've been satisfied so far. The last film was ok, and enough cool stuff for me to look forward to gettin' in the theatre line for the next one!

So here's another painted study focusing specifically on the color spots, with really no underdrawing except a few lines for composition. It really is mostly me trying something different, with really no goal except to take a brush and put some paint strokes down. Not really artistic, I know, but it helps me go to sleep at nights. ;) It's really rough in a lot of spots, but that's what a study is I suppose. Besides, I kinda like the textural look to the brushstrokes anyway. The face is all funky lookin', and more of me putting my own knowledge of anatomy that might have gotten in the way of it this time. Sigh. Maybe I'll give it a another go and really take an artistic stance of whether to let my own knowledge take a hold of it or to purely go on my direct, perceptual interpretation. I gotta stop being so wishy washy! Thanks for taking a look! Size: 20" x 16" approx. Medium: Acrylics.