Saturday, 31 December 2011

Lady Gaga's face

(Reference from a still from the official music video for "Bad Romance")
(Oil on canvas)

FINALLY, this has been over a year in production, and i gave up and painted over it a couple of times, before finally just wanting my floor clear of jars and palettes and newspaper and knuckling down. It was done before Christmas but then i had no means to photograph it with, now it's finally reached the interwebs with the help of my cousin Andrew Lawson!

I really enjoyed recreating the blur vs focus in the still i worked from, and working in such high contrast was fun but expensive in terms of titanium white tubes of paint ¬_¬ I get the feeling i overworked this one though, simply because of the length of time it took to complete which comes hand in hand with being both perfectionist, lazy and temperamental ... sigh.

I haven't planned a new painting yet, I have an idea for a subject but i want to try it digitally.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

that girl what's in Sucker Punch

I noticed recently that a lot of people I know have personal blogs for work outside of uni, I pronounced this idea a good one! and tadah! behold my blog.

I couldn't go outside today because of hurricane bawbag, so I watched a lot of stuff online and ate. And then having thoroughly depressed myself watched Sucker Punch which I've wanted to see since it came out, I think the trailers for this film may have been the final straw in my decision to go blonde. I thought the film was ok... but Baby Doll was hot so i drew her face.
I really want to improve my skills in photoshop so i guess this was my latest attempt at that, I swear every time I start something like this I imagine myself adding colour later and I never get round to it...