Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Gary Oldman


8" x 8" acrylic on canvas
Have you ever wondered how I create such creepy, amateurish portraits?  Here are some progress pics I took while painting Gary today.  Behold, *the process*...

quick sketch, feeling optimistic



the struggle begins

almost done


...and then after 2 hours I was over it.  Good enough, done!

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Colorado sunset


Today's creation is inspired by a photo my friend Bobbie posted on Instagram.

Fun fact: Colorado is named after its red soil. What is your state named after?

Another fun fact: In middle school, we learned a song about the states (don't remember why) and to this day, I can still sing all 50 states in alphabetical order. I'm always hoping some situation will pop up where you need to list all the states in less than 30 seconds.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Cillian Murphy

This one is supposed to be Cillian Murphy.  He's that Irish actor from 28 Days (the hospital patient), Inception (the guy they kidnap), The Dark Knight (creepy psychologist / scarecrow guy in the Christian Bale batman movies).

His face creeps me out a little, and then my painting of his face is like creepy Inception.  Doh!

Saturday, July 18, 2020

James McAvoy

Woops, have I really not posted anything for a year?  Well don't get too excited.  It's just more of the same!
8" x 8" acrylic on canvas
This is supposed to be James McAvoy, but it almost morphed into Daniel Radcliffe. 
It's weird how so many actors have almost the same face.  If you're bored, search "actors with same face", or check this out.