Friday, May 22, 2009

From The Vault: Murder Man - 2003

In the Spring/Summer of 2003, I went on a streak of doing portraits old school-style, meaning with cut paper and glue, like I did back in the Paleozoic Era.

Most of them were animal portraits (some of which you can see here), but occasionally I slipped a human in there, like this one.

I have no memory of the inspiration for this, other than I wanted somebody sinister and spooky looking. I guess that's why in my files I titled this piece "Murder Man", because it looks like he's about to kill someone.

If I did this piece today, I'd get rid of that overused red brush stroke background, but I'd keep the brown/yellow color combo--I think that looks pretty cool!

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