Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Feel My Pain(ting)

There comes a time in a man's life when he says to himself, "Bugger this, I'm gonna paint me some vampires." For me, that time came Sunday afternoon and lasted through last night around 10:00.

I don't really know what possessed me to decide to paint these particular images, or attempt to paint, in the case of the first one. I'm not really happy with it, but noodling on it any further isn't going to make me any happier, so it's finished.

This was theoretically supposed to be an image of characters in a thing I've been picking away at for some time now--working entirely on the board with no reference was...not the best idea I ever had.

Disappointed with the way that one was turning out, I found some reference for the next and blasted it out really fast, at least for me. I've temporarily run out of masonite to paint on, so this is on a strathmore canvas paper pad that T found at Michaels for 75% off.

The takeaway from all this for me is, if I want to paint something more traditionally representative and less expressive--and that was the goal with these ones, largely to see if I actually could and if so, how hard it would be--I should find some reference to work from.


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