Sometimes I “unwind” by just making things with absolutely no goal or reference point. Just lay down some brush strokes and see what my imagination turns it into. 9 times out of 10 that means a weird creature. Fire and drool make their triumphant returns.
I recorded (some weirdly compressed) video of the beginning greyscale portion so you can see how the randomness begins to form: HERE
“Machine” - Male Portrait Contest Winner by Sam Spratt
Nikkolas, one of the two winners of the September portrait contest wanted something futuristic/robotic with it being identifiable as him. I always love doing portraits like this because outside of looking at his face for reference, the rest of it I get to fabricate entirely from my imaaaaggginnnatttiiiooonn. Female winner I *hope* to have ready for Monday.
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“Baby Ada on Mars” - by Sam Spratt
Eric Vansingel was the male portrait contest winner, however, he presented me with the option of either painting him on Mars or if I were willing to break the rules, ideally paint his 2 year old daughter there, as he hopes she will share that love with age. Ever the rule-breaker and always one for sentimentality, I obliged.
Inspired by my obsession with Calvin and Hobbes and thus Spaceman Spiff—I spent many hours attempting to create something of a sci-fi snapshot and did my best to make his very not-creepy daughter remain not creepy despite the dramatic and ominous lighting scheme I chose. I hope it came out alright.
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