Danger's Art Pad

Danger's Art Pad

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Fun in the DDR!

Just completed this piece for Illustration 3. The assignment was to create an image in acrylics that contained a vehicle used in another time or place, and to apply some sort of tangible texture to our painting surface. The Trabant (sort of the Model T Ford of the DDR, only much more poorly made) was the first thing that came to mind, and it only seemed appropriate that das Sandmännchen (the Sandman, a very popular stop motion children's TV character who started in the DDR and is still popular all over Germany today) should be the one tending to it. For the texture, I mixed (you guessed it) sand with acrylic medium and brushed it everywhere other than in the area of the car, little elf and bucket. I fought the texture idea up to the point of actually trying it, and it turned out pretty cool.


  1. Chad, This is my favorite one yet. It is not your usual style. It is my usual style.