Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I'm on the hunt, I'm after you...

I had this idea of a Hunter image, but maybe with a bit of storytelling involved.  At first glance, a Hunter stalks his prey.  But there's more.  This is not a Hunter in the usual sense; no bow, no spear...but swords instead.  This isn't about food, it isn't about capture;  it's about death.   Blood has been shed, and this hunter bears arms to slay his quarry...for vengeance most likely.  But as he closes in on his prey, so his prey draws ever closer to him.   Who then, is the Hunter..and the Hunted?
It occurs to me that being a freelancer is very much like being a Hunter.  You're out stalking the wilds of the world,  portfolio/weapon in hand hoping to bag that elusive Client who will provide sustenance for you and your least until the next hunt.   Interesting world, innit?

Friday, April 9, 2010

Don't be Koi with me...

The latest results of my gene-splicing experiments for the Mutation Nation challenge over at ArtOrder.  It's a melding of a Japanese Koi fish and a gorilla, a 'Koirilla' as it were.   The colors are a bit nuclear for my tastes, but I suppose that's natural given the post-apocalyptic setting of Gamma World, for which this challenge is based.  

Had a lot of fun with this one, and I'm really liking the ala prima approach I've been using these past few paintings.  It's much freer, more spontaneous and a bit frightening at times, but it keeps things interesting.

Alas, my gene-splicing experiments must come to an end ...for now.  The deadline's sunday and I'm away for the weekend.   Koirilla...gasping for breath at a toxic waste swamp near you.

Friday, April 2, 2010

The other other white meat...

My latest experiment in gene splicing for ArtOrder's "Mutation Nation" challenge.  Consider it my contribution to solving world hunger.  Part Wart Hog, Part Rhino, it's big, it's delicious with a bit of foul temper.  It's Swineocerous...the other other white meat!

On a side note: Big ups to Jon Schindehette over at ArtOrder for his regular art challenges.  Not only do they inspire the creative juices, it's a fun way for our little community to get involved and interact with each other.  He's truly a gift and inspiration to artists everywhere, and I for one, am thankful for his tremendous generosity.