Monday, December 30, 2013

Brave

Ok, so what could trump a year ending footnote illustration as the last post of the year? Well, the answer is music. I discovered Tejas Menon through my friend Arvind. Tejas is a musician par excellence and he creates some of the most soulful and amazing work, I've heard in a long time. Do check out his youtube channel here. I've been tripping over this particular song called 'Brave' for some time now :)

Saturday, December 14, 2013

MCAHNY nom nom nom


To all the millions of invisible followers of my blog, MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR! If this is gonna be the last post of the year then...well..heck have some cake and celebrate it.

Norma Jeane Mortenson



The is a rework of a painting of Marilyn Monroe that I had done about 2 years ago. Despite the monumental effort it took me back then,there were a few things about the painting that always bugged me. So finally I took some time off to rework on it in great detail. I wanted to test out some things I had learnt painting the skin and hair after last week's Tyrion painting. The lighting ,facial features,the backdrop and the over all colour balance were a few of the things I paid attention to this time around. Went for a vintage painting feel as well. Marylin doesnt sport her classic iconic look in this pic and therefore its hard to recognize her by face. The pose and outdoor setting were challenging and I took my own sweet time with it as it was a lot of fun.


Here is a link to the old painting, it was pretty sad but still you can check it out.
http://themindfill.blogspot.com/2011/10/marylin-and-her-convertible-this-was.html


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Half-man


“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.” 

-Tyrion Lannister