Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Caracolilla Finished

It took me a bit longer than I had initially expected to finish, but at last, Caracolilla is finished. (See my previous post regarding the bust): Upon seeing this beautifully rendered piece for the first time, I immediately thought of some of the strangely beautiful, and otherworldly alluring beautiful women seen in many of the late artist H.R. Giger's fantastic paintings. It was right then and there that I decided to attempt painting Caracolilla in a similar manner.

 I spent quite a few evenings after work, and some weekends as well, layering sepia and black washes; applying different tones of airbrush colors, and working the highlighted areas of the bone-like, chitinous formations of the head, and her lovely, angelic face. It was a constant ballet of additions and subtractions; ebb and flow, and I loved it. I would've liked to better define some of the biomechanical line work that Giger is famous for in the face, but alas- I needed to wrap it up and move onto the next project. 

 I must again thank Abner Marin for gifting me with this most amazing piece! Thank you!








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