Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Big Headed

[Carlitos]

Waddup y’alls. Hope you all had a good weekend.

Anyway, on Friday, I was checking out some Painting books I wanted to get from Amazon, and that got me in the mood to do something a bit ‘painterly’ using Photoshop. I think Mike Lopez and I were checking out a book of Gustav Klimpt here at the studio, and that got me thinking a lot about silhouettes…. So, this piece here was basically an exercise in that… coming up with a simple silhouette first, and then flesh it out from the outside in without much regard to anatomy, limb placement, etc.

In this case, I wanted to use a cartoony shape, something that could have very easily been a Pokemon or something ‘softer’, but instead, used that outline and made it into some kind of bulky soldier. This took me about an hour or so, mainly I just wanted to play with color and outlines and have fun and not worry so much about it looking ‘finished’.

Peace y’alls!

Carlitos D’

5 comments:

SedatOezgen said...

dude,
thats great! one hour you say? shlurghsss! Damn it Carlos this looks really cool! Im not really into colouring, but whenever I see stuff like this I kind of get inspired to do that too...then I have to face reality again seeing that Im a fishhead :D
great stuff, please keep us posted on other and new paintings. I really like this.

Now I have to leave and go to Comic Action Essen 07 :)
See ya,
Sedat

http://sedatoezgen.blogspot.com

Fabrizio said...

Cool! Something between Halo and Warhammer40k!

See ya

Fab

Edwin Rosell said...

Dig it man!

Gelatomettista said...

Thanks! :)

....I just recently got into painting, and kick my self for not having gotten into it sooner! Sedat? If time allows you to do it, I highly recommend you do it, it will improve your drawings like a mo'fo.... nothing like a blank canvas and a brush to see all your weaknesses :)

how 'bout you Edwin, where can we see your paintings? huh? huh? me wanna see!!! (^_^)

peace y'alls!

COMIKXGUY said...

yo sedat and fab,

you guys should do an online collaboration

just a thought

you 2 are always here and i know from both your blogs that both of you rock

well?