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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Old Historical Painting


This is an old illustration illustrating what I forget. It was done with ink, colored pencil and alkyd paint applied with a wad of the spongy foam rubber stuff they put under wall to wall carpeting, which was my favorite way of working, till I got sick of the smell of the Krylon spray that I'd use to force it to dry. Watercolor, that's the stuff.

9 comments:

Hinzi said...

Wow, that's fantastic! I think it is called 'The Insanity of War.'

I like the guy with the big hat; he looks like a pirate - and they are never really bad. I like the fun little explosions. I like that the drawing depicts the scene before any body parts are flying, or any blood is flowing.

That's how a real war ought to be!

Jesse C said...

you painted that with a piece of freakin carpet padding? Or are you just pulling our legs?

Decur said...

Wow !!! very nice !!!

Mike said...

If the Blue Meanies were painted by Hieronymus Bosch ...

paul bowman said...

Every bit as exciting as one of those 45-min. battlefield set-pieces of Mel Gibson or Peter Jackson. And really, it shows the comparative limitations of these lesser artists that, unlike you, neither has ever contrived to bring together for us a blunderbuss and a bazooka in a single sweeping scene of armed action.

mark said...

hooray.

glad your panel is on Thursday.

My only day there.

Adondai said...

Love this painting - I just had a thought though... has Quentin Blake's work been one of your bigger influences? Not that I'm saying your style isn't unique of course :P

angryparsnip said...

I like the horse hope he is OK, the drawing great too.

richardcthompson said...

Ain't it epic? Yeah, I love Q Blake; he's in my top 20 easily. And no kidding about the carpet padding. It's great stuff for glazing.