Sunday, February 03, 2008

More Pirates





A few more of these character paintings.
They are built up in washy layers of acrylic over a very rough pencil sketch xeroxed onto bristol board. Sounds convoluted but actually pretty simple in practice. This style was developed while doing these paintings years ago and is the way I've painted ever since. Maybe something will shake it up one of these days.
In the meantime I still enjoy working this way.

Thinking I may jump over to something else for the next post but will return to more of these soon.

--Starchie

17 comments:

Leonox said...
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Leonox said...

Great Art work, specially because it is from Monkey Island. Where can I found more about the technic that you describe over?

Waiting for more Monkey Island conceptual art...

Nacho said...

I love you with french fries.

Ale said...

I love your art, man. You're great! :D

Oort said...

Got anything with a slightly more modern theme? Something within the last century? No babies, please... they scare me.

Mish said...

One day, when I'm repulsively wealthy, I'll get in touch with you Steve, and with Ron Gilbert and i'll finance you guys to hire a great team of names you all trust, and you shall make a Monkey Island movie.

Oort said...

meh...

Roger said...

Great artwork! Are any of your paintings for sale? (I´m from Sweden)

Haggis said...

Wow! So sad that this movie was never made...

AndyBundy said...

...and it's so sad the games were never made :(

lol my English it not the best so the technique of painting is something I didn't get. But the artworks speak for themselves. I'd like to see more.

Myself Unrecognizable said...

Another great showing.

Anticanalla said...

genious! please tell us the real purpose of these paintings! :D

Crumbs said...

Blah, no matter how hard I try to emulate your art I get a backfire. :( Your colouring skills alone stupify me.

Emma said...

No matter how fast she climbs, Keira Knightley has no hope of catchiing up to that pirate lady on the Ladder Of Awesome Pirate Ladies.

And if she did, I bet pirate lady would kick her in the face.

Jon said...

Monkey Island FTW!
I'd love to have framed prints of these - hint hint... :D

Savon said...

Thank you for my eyes.

Bashar said...

Elain looks much like Kierra here doesn't she :)

Nice art work man