paint over pastels

Draw 12-22-2013 2

 

What I am shooting for is a look like the figure is emerging from shadow, as if emerging from tannic swamp water.  No meaning just academic figure work rising from the depth.

This latest test is from a Sunday session with Rembrandt chalk pastels and conte black on toned Canson paper. Then in photoshop painting an oily wet brushy over the highlights and then burn tool the shadows about 70% opacity. I’m pretty happy with the results. I want to get a system going with real paint soon.

The Baron and Baroness really enjoy a good execution

Photo shoot reference of The Baron and Baroness Wellseg, for the Graphic Novel ‘Tales from the Vienna Woods”.

The Wellsegs entertain guests while they witness the graphic dismemberment of the “Duke” in their parlor, from the effects of infinite gravity field from their newest toy, the black hole generator. An invention of the Professor Gruberstoch.

Shot, again.

I know I have posted this before so I won’t go into the graphic details. Today was the day my old pal Sneeky Pete was shot dead 3 years ago.

I just got news that the guy who shot him died today. Weird.

I was feeling all blue today for no apparent reason.

Now I know, I am just too sensitive to the turning of the screws of the universe.

Zorthian’s pencil

 

Zorthian would have been 100 years old this year. I knew him in his 90’s and he had more spunk than guys half his age. His wife Dabney gave me this pencil shortly after he died in 2004. She bought one of my paintings in 2003 because she said “I love the breasts. Don’t tell Zorthian I bought it.” I guess he would have been jealous, so I never did.

He loved to draw women.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jirayr_Zorthian

Olympia redrum

Olympia taking a break after murdering the wolves.

A study from “Tales of the Vienna Woods” a new story by John Eder and Yours Truly.

Olympia is an 18th century re-animatronic courtesian with a serious drug problem and a taste for the good old fashioned ultra violence.