Almost got the eye-pouches looking repulsive enough… seriously, has America ever had a less attractive gang holding it by the throat?….
… the two creatures above look like vampires who can move in the daylight, beside themselves with delight at the feast that is laid before them…
Lots more work to be done on the turkey wattles, slimy sneer, bulbous, pock-marked nose and porcine, slit-eyes, but I feel I’m capturing the creature, and it’s primordial, lizard intellect, fairly accurately (:
*edit* … I forgot: thick, rubbery ear/s and beefy, flaccid jowls (:
Those of you familiar with my painting will know I paint portraits of babes… gorgeous, female people… that’s just what I like painting, beautiful creatures, whom I love looking at while the paintings take shape. For the first time, I am going to paint a truely ugly human being, a creature who is as ugly inside, as he is outside. I am doing this because I feel compelled to do so, to create an image that portrays the slimy creature as he truely is, in all his loathsome glory… the Lizard King, ready to swallow the world with one flick of his forked tongue. I need to exorcise my loathing of this repulsive monster, get it down on canvas. I will not enjoy looking at the beast as I work, but will greatly enjoy portraying it in all it’s ugliness. Here is my process, so far…
So… this guy came into the gallery today. He was drunk, loud, and abusive…… his manner was boorish and threatening…… he was yelling about the 5 litres of moonshine on his back, and how he consumed it each day. He was big, ugly, and smelly…
… Seri has 18 years karate training under her (black) belt. She is, pretty much, fearless. She is, also, though normally sweet and gentle, not a lady… she told him to ‘fuck off’… he looked into those liquid black eyes, and left.
Alice continues to progress. Even though I am trying for a slightly looser style, this work is still taking a long time. While my hand recovers from it’s recent injury, I simply cannot spend hours at a stretch painting, which is a drag, but it’s also good for me to keep trying, as constant exercise is what my hand requires to improve. I have to establish a balance of pushing through the pain barrier, and not being stupid and giving myself RSI on top of arthritis.
My latest Alice continues to look awesome (:
My gorgeous, lethal, golden-eyed sweety continues to take shape (: