September 23, 2015

Hellboy – Day 21 Challenge Painting

This painting was done immediately following the Ragnar painting. Same day, same hour. And so incredibly different in style.

Change is one of the goals I had for this challenge. Pushing my art into the place where it should be. Where the results match the images in my head. Where I finish a painting and can’t believe it came from me and then spend the time being grateful that it did.

Most of all, I want to paint emotions. It just so happens that those emotions are attached to people, but the goal is to show and evoke feelings.

Since there are no rules with this challenge, other than paint, I’ve chosen to be free. Change up my techniques. Add to my fandoms. Really just play.

Hellboy is play. The 2004 film is so cheesy and awesome. Its success comes from the acting rather than anything else. So typical for movies of this genre where you have to overlook some major plot holes. But it’s also a lot of fun, and let’s face it, we don’t watch movies to analyse the fuck out of them. Unless you do that for a living and then that’s a whole other story.

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I looked for a moment in the film where Hellboy was vulnerable. Getting kicked in the figurative gonads rather than the literal ones. Ron Perlman did such an incredible job, even though he was encased in makeup.




24″ x 12″

Acrylic on canvas

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