|Thomas Earl - wip|
Friday, 28 February 2014
Thursday, 27 February 2014
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
|Lawman with a fever|
In this particular rendition of marshal Breed he has been shot, has a slight fever and generally isn't feeling to brilliant. But don't worry, he'll heal up just fine and meet a really nice girl too. This leading man gets a happy ending :-)
Monday, 24 February 2014
Shamelessly based on a young David Bowie, DT is a geologist, a singer and a chameleon. Yes, he really does blend in with his surroundings when he wants to. His albino like appearance was caused by a genetic change when he was five when he was accidentally given Kahva blood during an operation. This resulted in a merging of the Kahva and human cells leaving DT with his ghostly appearance and the Kahva signature trait of taking on the colouring and pattern of anything they touch.
Yes, my rich internal life strikes again... what can I say? I keep myself entertained ;-)
Sunday, 23 February 2014
And I had no idea what to paint today... so in the end this happened. I don't even know what 'this' is. My involuntary painting siesta really seems to have knocked my creativity sideways. I'm going to bed now.
Thursday, 20 February 2014
Considering how my stress levels have been blowing the meters of recent it seemed only logical to spend a few hours testing the new machine making a painting of someone who is almost infuriatingly calm, my favourite Vulcan, Spock. In the episode 'The City on the Edge of Forever' Spock hides his 'Vulcan-ness' by wearing a beanie. Not only was it hilarious, it was also super cute :-)
The tablet handles a bit differently and the screen is rather bright even after colour calibration... but I'll get used to it, I'm sure.
Welcome, new beastie :-)
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
|Murphy and me|
As Sherlock Homes said when he sat on the floor folding a whole load of napkins 'Well, that kinda just happened.'
Two faces in one for today's face paint in an attempt to catch up. Also, this is probably the closest I'll ever get to kissing Robocop. As one of my colleagues said to me the other say 'You have a very rich internal life. How lovely.' :-)
Tuesday, 11 February 2014
|Alex John Murphy|
In an attempt to ignore my ear aching and screaming like a banshee, I decided to paint someone who's had a much harder time than me. The wonderful Murphy from Robocop. I'm really not into violent films and so hadn't ever bothered watching Robocop until a few years ago after much prodding from some very persistent friends. It's now one of my all time favourite films. I did not expect that at all... but the tragic tale of Murphy who is turned into a cyborg without any say in the matter and then waking up to a lifetime of having to deal with being neither human nor machine... well, it just breaks my heart into a million pieces all over again every time I watch the film. And let us take a moment to appreciate the absolutely magnificent performance by Peter Weller who managed to carry an entire movie with only his lips on display for the vast majority of it. I have had a crush on him ever since;-)
Monday, 10 February 2014
|Manuel Calavera - Travel Agent|
Today's face is a little homage to the main character in one of my favourite adventure games 'Grim Fandango' - An epic tale of crime and corruption in the Land of the Dead. Seemed appropriate since I'm looking somewhat like death at the moment;-) Meet Manny. He’s suave. He’s debonair. He’s Dead. And... he’s your travel agent.
Sunday, 9 February 2014
As much as I enjoy painting bruises, there is a reason for this particular shiner. I had a fantastic childhood. My parents are awesome and my brother rocks. Tom Petty had a few issues growing up. Or rather, his father had issues with him - which he expressed... well, you can guess how he expressed it. And how did Tom Petty respond? By growing up to become a famous musician and all round lovely guy. Mr Petty, I salute you! :-)
Saturday, 8 February 2014
Friday, 7 February 2014
Thursday, 6 February 2014
It was suggested that you try out something you're not used to... so although I have remained in the digital realm, I have used a very different approach. I used a scan of watercolour on paper as a backdrop and painted straight onto it without any initial sketch. It felt really odd. You wonderful artists out there who can just do that, I salute you! I feel lost without my starting sketch. So I think that shall be my challenge for this 29 face thing.
So here's my first entry... Brain Jones on watercolour paper... SYMBOLISM! ;-) I did enjoy painting it although it did lead to me listening to old Rolling Stones interviews and lamenting the loss of lovely Brian. HEART SQUEEEZE!
I'll call it wip for now, seeing as I'm not sure whether to work on it a bit more later on.
Wednesday, 5 February 2014
Monday, 3 February 2014
|Alexander Aloysius Breed|
The lawman himself is almost as long suffering as the Earl, but for slightly different reasons. After his family was murdered and the culprit escaped he completely lost his rag, handed in his badge and went off on his own personal vendetta... aaand it kinda just went downhill from there until eventually he fell in with a very wrong crowd and got himself shot. But luckily for him a young lady found him, strapped him to a horse, took him home and patched him up. And in spite of him being both grumpy and squinty they ended up getting along very well indeed, much to the Earl's chagrin.
I have attempted the lawman a fair few times by now, and I'm still struggling to get him just right. One of the reasons being that I kept changing my mind about his age. Seeing as he is inspired by the ever fabulous actor Anthony Zerbe my DVD collection has grown considerably since that fatal afternoon where I first came across him in Rooster Cogburn to a point where I've even invested in a box set of season 11 of Murder she wrote because he was in one of the episodes. No matter what he does he always seem to steal the show :-) Also, this is the first time I have shared the lawman's name with anyone. If anyone out there is a fellow Zerbe admirer his middle and surname should ring some bells ;-)
Sunday, 2 February 2014
The reason for his slightly melancholy facial expression is due to the love of his life having once again declined his marriage proposal. He has been asking her for years and she keeps saying no. Not because she doesn't love him, but because her outspoken nature and tomboy appearance is somewhat at odds with the Earl's ambition to become governor and she has no intention of changing her ways for any man. To further add to the Earl's heartache, the girl has recently taken a very keen interest in a wounded marshal whom she patched up after a shooting incident. Sometimes the Earl wonders why life seems to hate him... makes me feel kinda guilty ;-)