Tuesday, October 18, 2011

TMNT V3 finished paint

Here is the finished piece. I went with a realistic turtle paintjob and created a worn distressed bandana.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Forbidden Love block-in

Starting blocking in my new display piece. Here i am approx. 3 hrs on each character. The female lead is shaping up nicely, i have her basic structure and features in place. There are a few proportion and symmetry issues, but overall it is a good start. As for the creature he is taking a little longer to shape up due to the size of him. I have the basic forms and need a lot more before he starts looking like something. Stay tuned for more as i continue to work on this.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Forbidden Love

New concept for an upcoming piece. For a while now i have wanted to do a piece that incorporated more than one head and had more of a story to the piece. I came up with this forbidden love piece with a reaper creature and a strong female character.
I have always loved fantasy art and the dynamic between beauty and the beast. I have been inspired by the works of Luis Royo and James Ryman and many others that have a strong female lead using their strength and beauty to control the beast. Also the 80's horror classics always have a strong female lead, Nancy defeats freddy - Lauri defeats Myers, etc.

As for this piece both the monster and the girl will be strong pieces on their own, but will work great together. For the creature I want to make him into a grim reaper and use burlap mixed with latex to make the hood. (Spoke to Pete Infelise at the devils workshop when i purchased his Mr. Grimm mask and have been dying to try the technique) For the female character she is going to be strong, beautiful, tough, and fearless. For the paintwork I will try out a few different versions - one as a human and another as a vampire. Also would like to do a werewolf bust that interacts with the girl for a red riding hood version.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

TMNT sculpt finished and molded

Just added a few scars to the face and brow of my new turtle and had him molded over the weekend. Currently have my first latex piece drying and plan to paint him this week. More pics to come.