Thursday, June 16, 2011

Herculean Woman

This is a painting I did as a commission, it's about 5' by 4' and was a lot of fun! Acrylic on canvas. I don't have a good shot of it yet, but here are some process shots.

The inspiration for the piece started with vintage comic covers like these.

Here's the tight sketch for the painting, and then the basic colors, laid in with photoshop. then I transcribed the image onto the canvas and started laying in basic colors. 

 And here are some shots of the finished painting! I loved putting in the details, it's like icing on the cake, it's the sweetest most indulgent bits that are worth all the build-up.

This was a fun project to work on, and I would love to continue doing large paintings like this occasionally. It was helpful to have a patron who backed the expenses! This was thanks to Mr. Andelman's support.