Thursday, October 9, 2008

Master Copy - Biondina

A Master Copy of Lord Frederick Leighton's "Biondina", done for practice. I always seem to learn a tremendous amount when doing these practice paintings, and this time was no different. I tried to capture the likeness of the original, especially in terms of colors w/o taking any 'shortcuts' (no box gridding, color picking, etc). Original image can be found here: [link]

Approximately 2-3 hours of work.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Save Us

 A Self Portrait of sorts.  I'm quite pleased with the image.  The idea of a statue crying tears of blood was something I always wanted to paint for ages, so I'm glad I finally got around to it.  It's also worth noting that I was at a very dark point in my life while I painted the image, and I feel this image represents that as well.  I'm happy to say that I'm in a much better place right now as well.