Opening this Saturday is a tribute show to the cult film Monster Squad. Curated by the ever busy Chogrin, the Gillman image to the right above is my contribution. Below are some random process shots of how I went about painting this piece. Both the original and giclee prints are available at the show / gallery.
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First step is always a full pencil rendering on the board. Using Crescent watercolor board. Image above, has some paynes grey under painting .. just adding grey tones to the pencil work.
Using acrylics to tone the whole board. Paint has some matte medium mixed in to thin it down, but keep the bright color.
More toning, knocking some of the brightness back a bit.
Going back in and pulling out the reflective lights .. bring forms back into focus.
Face is just about done, moving to the background which is going to be a loose indication of a swampy area …
Finished piece 😉 Its about 11×14 inches.