Progress with the orion slave painting. I love her thigh and knee in this. Its unfortunate that despite me shrinking her torso her legs were still too long to fit her feet in the painting. At first I was just planning on having her looking away to nothing as if the viewer, who I hope has a since of desire when seeing the painting, isn't being recoliprocated. Something else has her attention despite her position as a slave. As the painting progressed I didn't like the angle of her "stance" and thought if I added the planet in the back it would help the visual flow of the piece. Again, fucking up and rather than giving up, I just continued to push the painting foreward and see what the result was. Not finished yet but I can see the end and overall I think I'll be satisfied. I'll continue filling in the clouds/mist and then darken the outside edges to bring focus in and leave the brighter background behind her so as not to draw your attention to the moon but keep it on her. Also here's a photo of the original sketch I did while I sat on the phone. That's why there are some notes to the side. No title yet.
So here are some work in progress shots of my 24" x 48" painting I'm doing for the Comics Rocks II art and music showcase. Its a Star Trek theme this year and this work is inspired by Yvonne Craig's depiction of an "Orion slave girl" Truthfully I don't know much about Star Trek but I did love the 60's Batman T.V. show and Yvonne Craig played Batgirl on that. I was looking up reference photos for a painting of Batgirl that never got done and came across photos of her as a green alien. When talking to another organizer about the show he talked about putting an Orion Slave Girl on the poster. I googled it to find out what the hell he was talking about and Ban, there was Yvonne Craig. Its not quite going in the direction I wanted but it ain't over yet. You can't quite see it but I've painted her left arm a couple times. Part of the fun is making mistakes and seeing where you can go from there. Here's to fucking up.
Sadly I'm terrible at blogging. I have a tendancy only to want to put finished work on here. I work on art almost every day but because I feel like most of it is experimental, I don't feel like its finished. So today starts a new attitude and course for this blog. After checking out Eric Canete's blog I've been inspired to put everything on here. Warm-up sketches, thumbnails, everything I can stand to look at. Todays warm up: werewolf.