Monday, February 22, 2010

Steve Buscemi

Acrylic on board, 8.5" x 11".

The idea was to make him look sickly. The one thing I wanted to avoid was making him look too much like The Joker, and I hope I succeeded. But I do think he would be an awesome Joker.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Elvis 2010, Pt. 1

WHAT?! 2 posts in one week? There, ya satisfied MARC?!

This is based on a sketchbook drawing from my beloved Elvis of the day project, drawn on the 314th day of 2008. I have to admit this wasn't nearly as much fun as I anticipated. I thought the eagle would be a blast, but man was I wrong. While I pretty much liked the transferred drawing before I painted on top of it, it kind of turned into a mess. I hope I don't sound like I'm being pathetically modest to anyone who might happen to think this actually kicks ass. It simply took a different direction once the paint was applied. Perhaps the reference photo was taken too literally. I hate it when that happens. It's either a result of undiagnosed ADD, or a plain old lack of vision. Either way, it's all a part of the learning experience for the "big picture", and that is precisely the point.