James Bond! Tonight's painting was pretty fast, less than an hour, but I think it came out okay. I was trying to use some colors like Harry Andersen or Bob Mcginnis, and I definitely need some more practice and experimentation, but it was an educational 45 minutes. Happy Easter everyone.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
This week's Sunday Head Painting is a character from David Lynch's Wild at Heart, Willem Dafoe as Bobby Peru. Now, the Bobby Peru character might be the most repulsive of any film I've ever seen, which made him a fun subject to paint.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
This is the latest assignment I've done for Chris Thornock's Illustration class. We were to pick from a list of visual cliches ( I picked the skeleton) and create something using tired material. What I came up with was sort of a self portrait/homage to Ed Newton and Robert Williams' art for Roth Studios. I remember reading a quote once from Williams talking about how all that old Ratfink decal and t-shirt art has become a big part of the hotrod world today, when at the time, it's main patrons were 12 year old boys, not the hotrod drivers and motorcycle riders portrayed in the in the decals. Then it occurred to me that even Newt and Wms.' Death-Dealing Angels from Hell had to have been punk kids who couldn't afford custom Triumphs at some point. The colored version is done in Acrylic and Prismacolor marker with the seafoam green border created in Photoshop.
Monday, March 18, 2013
This week's Sunday Head Painting is of everybody's favorite Car Builder and Weirdo Artist, Ed "Big Daddy" Roth in one of his infamous "Surfer Helmets". The image here is a little blue, because I was in a hurry tonight and just took a photo with my webcam instead of scanning it. If I've got time this week, I'll touch the painting up and scan it.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
This week's Sunday Head Painting is everyone's least favorite favorite Author, Charles Bukowski. This painting hardly does justice to Buk's ugliness. That is its major flaw. This guy had a face only a mother could love (not even that, if Ham on Rye is to be believed). I had to clean the scan up a little digitally, as you can see in the corners.