And here's the final piece. It's been a while since I drew the JSA and this was a lot of fun. The figures themselves are pretty small, well smaller than I'd usually paint the main figures in a piece. But it works. I wanted this to look like a snapshot, the kind of pic that a soldier would have taken. It's more of a historical piece than a superhero pic. I think I got Green Lantern right in this one...
Wednesday 27 November 2013
Friday 1 November 2013
I've been enjoying painting this tank, especially the tread. Grey is interesting as it's not really grey. For example the tan, so far is a mix of Indian Red, Winsor Blue, yellow ochre, Burnt Umber, Naples Yellow and Titanium White. Stuff looks grey in relation to the colours surrounding it. It's really a mix of many colours.
Another enjoyable aspect of working on this piece so far has been listening to the new Beatles Biography by Mark Lewisohn ...it's awesome. I've read many other books on the Beatles, Davis, Norman etc but this one is more in depth and a really great listen/read. Putting the Beatles into a historical and social context really brings it to life. Interviewing many people from the time really helps with this too, people who've previously not been heard before.