Saturday, September 13, 2008

Black Devil Rock God: A Portrait



Black Devil Rock God

Acrylic on Mystery Wood


Pictured is Punky, the bratty guitarist from blasphemous heavy/industrial band Voice of God. Completing this piece was a momentous occasion for me, as this was my first attempt at painting a man's face.

The female lines are so much more pronounced, and seem to be more easily translated into brush strokes (at least for hack hobby artists, like myself). I have always maintained the theory that it is far more difficult to find the appropriate focal points in a man's face without overemphasizing them. After all, can a woman's eyes ever be too large, or her lips too full? No, but a man's certainly can. Masculinity is far more subtle, and fragile than I had originally estimated.

6 comments:

Eyeball said...

Wow that's a painting!
Great job- i thought maybe it was a photoshop effect on a digital pic till i read the description.

"killer" work!

Karswell said...

This is sooo great, Shari... you captured the brattiness perfectly. And who better to know than someone who has known Punky *ahem* his entire life. Hot color choices, and those eyes are "Oooo oooo oooo... Watchin' You!" You've seriously honored the subject matter in a way that leaves him speechless.

Kitty LeClaw said...

Eyeball: Why, thank you! My Photoshop skills are a total disaster. I'm all thumbs! Yeah, kitties have 'em. Thumbs, that is.

Kitty LeClaw said...

Stephen: Speechless is good; His Royal Brattiness should save his voice for the tour.

Red Eyes said...

I'm certain...if I can find my way back through a trail, I would love to stop by again...this blog is amazing!

Kitty LeClaw said...

Red Eyes: Why, thank you! Just follow the kitty litter trail!!