In the between times

In the between times

Somewhat in preparation for the upcoming Dorothy piece, and for the experience of putting paint onto the page again, I’ve sketched out this SciFi scene. It’s all free hand, so it is what it is. 

I’ve had some recent inspiration reading the July issue of Imagine FX magazine, especially the Justin Gerard article. I really admire his work and was fascinated to glimpse his process, and the way that he utilizes Photoshop to manipulate his image. For my tastes however, I can’t get over loving to make a painting. There’s a certain thrill in that for me. Sure, as I stare at the blank page I am certain that I don’t know what the hell I am doing. That’s just a crucible that has to be passed through. I am told that other’s have similar feelings, that doesn’t make it any easier however. 
This piece is just a fun little thing. A giant tentacled creature, a spaceman wielding a broad sword and protected by his t-shirt and fish bowl helmet! {some of you may be able to spot the artist who’s work I’ve been drinking in lately..}
Dorothy’s up next, stay tuned.

2 Responses to In the between times

  1. This is great. The first thing I thought upon seeing this was, "Here begins all creation, sayeth the ancient and wise Flying Spaghetti Monster." 🙂

    I love this. I wish I had the patience and skill to sit down and free hand something like this!

  2. Thanks for the kind words Eric. I am glad the piece worked with you. You may be interested to know that the tentacles {which I find quite creepy} are from images of Antarctic star fish. My wife and I recently watched a Werner Herzog film "Encounters at the End of the World," wherein Henry Kaiser (of eclectic guitar 'fame') is filming under the ice. Those star fish are just creepy.

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