Thursday, June 21, 2012
Ang has been getting bored at work, so she asked me to start doing ink drawings for her to color when it's slow. Knowing that Gladiator is one of her favorite movies, I decided I'd have a go at Maximus. I think it's pretty clear I didn't stick the landing on the Russell Crowe likeness, but I have done worse, and I feel good about the inking and the overall presentation. I'll post Ang's colored versions as she gets them to me. I will also post colored pages from anyone else who prints this or any other of the coloring pages out and colors them, so get after it! Assuming anybody does this, the best one I recieve will win a real live sketch from me! Hop to it!
Friday, June 15, 2012
Seen above is the current progress on the painting hinted at a few posts ago. This one has been quite the project for me, the largest painting I've attempted to date. I'm doing it on something like 22" x 30" of Masonite, in oils. The painting is shooting to visually convey the mystique of the Iron Cross as a modern American amulet. That, and to look cool. I hope to be done with this one soon, as it's been the main work for almost two months (of varying diligence). With some finishing touches and visual clarification on certain areas, I should be posting a higher quality final image (that should make a little more sense) within a week or two. Apologies for the mixed color and lighting conditions throughout the photos.
To continue my recent trend of drawing figures from 60's culture in ink, here's one of Timothy Carey as God Hilliard in "The World's Greatest Sinner". Thanks to my pal Charlie, I recently have been lucky enough to see TWGS, Carey's bizarre, self-financed 1962 film. It's important to note that Holst's "Mars, Bringer of War" is playing in the scene I used as reference for this drawing. Keep that in mind as you look at the image. It makes a difference.