Sunday, February 17, 2008
I'm pretty proud of this piece - it's acrylic on a piece of wood I found on the street - the image went through a few more cartooney iterations in my sketchbook and imagination, but in the end it turned into something a little darker than I had originally thought of. But I like it alot, and as with all paintings, it looks much better in person. I'm back to my clean-line-loving style with this one, but tried to take a page out of the Frank Frazetta handbook - he always has such an amazing way of focusing the viewer's eye, and uses both color and crispness of image towards this end. If you look at some of his paintings, you'll see that the image is only 'crisp' where he wants the eye to look. And I just thought what an amazing bit of artistry that is...... So this is my first attempt at doing something like that.....
Oh yeah, and this is a biggie - 61 by 72 cm