Thursday, January 14, 2016
This woulda been my "Monsters & Dames" submission
I was inspired by a book of art by this guy:
What I love best about his stuff is it's sexy.
My piece is deliberately NOT sexy (I'm such a Puritan); I wanted the girl to seem very young and non-sexualized (but I failed to get that real youthful look--she's still too old!).
I wanted to do the piece not only to celebrate his style (or "ape his style," if you prefer), but as a challenge to myself 'cuz he is doing all the things I am NOT good at...and hacking away at this for the last two weeks made me realize just how deficient I am! I'm very un-graphic, esp'ly when dealing with the figure. He's got this very effective simplified way of doing people that is really beyond my ability. And his colors are very schematic--again, something I'm not good at at all. I can't resist trying to "model" things.
On the other hand: SATAN!
p.s. Rick, Tom, I have no idea what romance book provided the source for that Xmas image that I re-purposed--but it worked great! Thank you, Tumblr!