Monday, January 28, 2013

The Joker


   This is the first comic book or Superhero related piece that I've ever painted. Not that I don't enjoy comic books, I do. But I've never really gotten into painting the popular characters from the DC and Marvel universes. They were never really dirty or ugly enough for me. But this Joker! From what I understand, this design is from a new imagining of the DC Universe in which a character named, "Dollman" cuts the Jokers face off. The Joker later retrieves his face and reapplies it with a belt and some staples. It all sounded dirty and ugly enough for my liking.

  This 1/6 scale head was sculpted by artist John Desser.