Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Was Kirk Douglas handsome?


I'm sure it's obvious to everyone that this was inspired by 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. I always loved the idea of that story. The only thing that ever really disappointed me about it was that lack of a female character and also just the loss of Captain Nemo and his amazing submarine at the end. I mean, I know the loss was sort of the point of the story, keeping this amazing technology out of the hands of barbarous humankind because really, people just can't be trusted to use anything responsibly. Ever.
Anyway, I won't get all philosophical and start some diatribe about why this is or isn't true. This is all acrylic, with a little bit of ink over the top. I'm happy with this for the most part, I think that it's one of the first paintings I've done where I've played to my strengths in regards to drawing.... And I'm still trying to be better about the lighting; you know, making it interesting and not using 'sculpting light' for everything...

1 comment:

greta van whozits said...

...ok...ok..I admit..kirk had a lot of potential...and maybe I would have dated him (if he kept that striped shirt on at all times)---cause dudes from those old movies looked (no matter what their age) like my DAD!
This image is totally fabulous--cause their combing the ocean floor in style...and fighting mega, menacing tentacles to boot!