View Full Version : 8 X10 Face....WIP

02-21-2011, 01:28 PM
i took off on a clayboard black 8X10... i didnt want to fool with doing a paper drawing and doing the trans. I felt like digging into a board....and man did i ever DIG IN... this does have a good bit of fairly loose airbrushing in it and i used Com-Art Trans. Black in the airbrush...i think i like it....i'll let you know what i think after its done and cleared. I'm going to add some white hair on his right side. I'm still not sure how i wanna handle what you will see of his lips.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Feb-2011/19717-face2.jpg

Harry Seymour
02-21-2011, 01:38 PM
Wow. This is unusual and I'm sure will be one of your best. Does "Portrait of Dorian Gray" come to mind? Don't lose your soul.

fire angel
02-21-2011, 01:46 PM
Very cool kind of reminds me of the character in the movie "Sin City".

02-21-2011, 03:31 PM
oh wow!! it's amazing...Harry nailed it suggesting "Portrait of Dorian Gray"

When you said "DIG IN"...weren't you worried about hitting the board?

02-21-2011, 04:50 PM
Ok...I had to google it.... Wow!!! That's crazy!!! ...ill take it as a compliment ....given my condition ..Ha Hahaha! Thanks...im blasting away on the rest of it...its close to being ready to sign.

02-21-2011, 05:05 PM
OOH very nice looks like chrome melting.


02-21-2011, 05:42 PM
couldnt get a good shot of the hair but heres a update of sorts. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Feb-2011/19717-_face:hair.jpg

02-21-2011, 06:06 PM
Cool hair!:thumbsup:

02-21-2011, 08:03 PM
That is wicked!!!! You are a true all round artist!! :clap:

02-21-2011, 10:22 PM
You are the fender bender - the chrome master. That's what it looks like to me. Those eyes are mesmerizing and the hair is incredible. Glad to see you have unleashed that mind again. This is awesomely megatastic!!:clap::clap::clap:

02-22-2011, 12:26 AM
Looks like a glass sculpture with lots of reflections . You have given free reign
to your imagination

02-22-2011, 01:57 AM
RodMan, now I am the one who us speechless. You have boundless imagination, and your work reflects it. Without a doubt! I love this piece.

02-22-2011, 01:58 AM

This piece is lots of fun!

Harry Seymour
02-22-2011, 10:02 AM
Fascinating and as always--much fun.

02-22-2011, 11:28 AM
Wow, Rod!! This is insanely good. I never know what to expect when I open one of your threads. :thumbsup:

02-22-2011, 12:07 PM
I look forward so much to seeing your work - this is truly amazing conception and workmanship.

02-22-2011, 01:36 PM
Very cool Rod. So digging in do you mean you scratch real deep. I've been thinking about how to do this design the kinda liquid like state mixing with oil. What tools did you use?

02-22-2011, 02:25 PM
I forgot to answer Lorna until I saw Angela's question..... I DID hit the board very hard...I have two lil spots that I see the clay got pretty thin...I would suggest everyone...well.... artist that have or might use some heavy technique to get a look their after...to, experiment on a old board to see how much abuse it can take....now, just blasting into the board with no plan isn't going to tell you much....try: .....maybe...... removing the black as you would...... doing some re-inking.....scratch that in detail....pretend you missed something and need to do another correction ....sand that out with your fg brush. And repeat until you DO cut thru the clay...blahblah blah...

All the bold lines are done with the cheapo tool from one of the student grade scratchboard kits ( NON Ampersand. ) its the same tool I use to do my signiture ....similar to the speedball rounded point nib.... ( that I can't seem to figure out )..im not sure I can get a pic of the tool but I might have a whole kit package I can photo..

02-22-2011, 02:47 PM
i meant to post a pic.....i signed it...i might let it set a day or so before clearing it....http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Feb-2011/19717-face_complete.jpg

02-22-2011, 02:56 PM
Rod, I hope you know how much I admire your work. Not just your imagination and ability to come up with such cool images but your ability to pull them off so beautifully. Awesome stuff

02-22-2011, 03:16 PM
That is the COOLEST Portraits!! The eyes just captivate!! You are in a league of your own!! (that's a good thing btw)

02-22-2011, 04:55 PM
Awesome picture. Great flow

02-22-2011, 05:57 PM
here is a pic of the tool and the package i got it fromhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Feb-2011/19717-cheap_tool.jpg

02-22-2011, 06:28 PM
For ages 8 and up! Geez. Don't know if I would qualify. My hubbie says I carry on like a 2 year old sometimes

Diana Lee
02-25-2011, 02:45 AM
This is so very cool!!! I think he has sad eyes. You are, most certainly, the chrome King!!!!


02-25-2011, 03:11 AM
Right age group for you, anyway.:D

This really is the coolest portrait! The word "gnarley" keeps popping in my mind.

02-25-2011, 03:52 AM
Sung to the tune of "Bette Davis Eyes": "He's got Richard Nixon's nose".

This piece is awesome, RodMan. The hair literally looks like beads laid on top of the board. I really can't believe you just "dug in" and went to town on it - impressive!

02-25-2011, 04:05 AM
:lol:That's funny Lorna. I was going to say that but thought he might come over here and turn me in to a chrome lady!!

02-25-2011, 09:13 AM
Diana...I thought you might dig him....

Not to mention any names but...let's just say the "L" girls...watch it now...

02-25-2011, 09:14 AM

Harry Seymour
02-25-2011, 09:39 AM
I agree with Ann. There is a Nixon like look hear but with dreadlocks. Nevertheless, an awesome piece.

02-25-2011, 10:38 AM
Awesome and yet oddly disturbing! Great job.

02-25-2011, 05:03 PM

02-25-2011, 05:23 PM
I keep coming back to look at this...love it! Chromemagnon Man.

02-26-2011, 11:37 AM
Just saw this the now and I am speechless!! It is tooo awesome!!

02-27-2011, 04:29 AM
"Chromemagnon Man" - love it, Lorna!

02-27-2011, 05:27 PM
Wow! that is incredible! I don't know how you do it, but you keep outdoing yourself!

02-27-2011, 06:43 PM
This is extraordinary!!!

You know, whilst Nixon and Bette Davis have been mentioned, I reckon he has Einstein's eyes - not sure why I think that...

02-27-2011, 07:34 PM
Einstein's eyes? I'll give you that, Patrick. Truly a man of many qualities. I s'pose if you'd rather, we could say he has Bob Hope's nose.

02-27-2011, 08:02 PM
Einstein is right...it was loosely ...really loosely ..based on the same pic I did the Frank Einstein piece from...( I need new ref. photos..ha!)... the nose was a solution when I noticed how bad I had sketched it...the mouth was just further distortion to make it kinda fit... I personally didn't/don't see the Einstein in the face but several people have... so when I deleted the mustache ... I thought...why not play with the hair as well.... I had a good time..I might explore this look further but it does kinda have a comic book feel... thanks to everyone who figured out a way to enjoy this piece...

03-04-2011, 07:07 PM
OH my Rod!! You certainly did have a creativity explosion since going under the knife. Makes me wonder what they left inside you:eek: I agree with all of the above - another cracking piece:thumbsup: