Saturday, May 1, 2010

Sledge



the last of the 'Pacific' Series. continued my exercise with textures. left this one a little looser that the other two.

13 comments:

Toby_K said...

Well painted, great caricature.
Please let me know what you think of my new and improved Jason Bourne:)
http://tobykcaricatures.blogspot.com/

Espen said...

Nice one as usual, Will!
But may I ask you a question - I can't remember him smoking a pipe in The Pacific. Where did that come from?

Will Appledorn said...

Thanks guys!

espen- I'm not sure, it was in the ref, but you're right i don't remember it in the show, yet. i figured it looked good in the composition so i'd include it regardless.

Toby_K said...

I will take your advise + point taken about comments. Thanks:)

Espen said...

Well, as a friend of mine said after I commented the pipe - he said that it maybe fitted his "thinking-face" better than a cigarette. He may have a point there, along with yours about fitting the composition ;)
Don't worry, art is about creating something reality cannot, so why not include or exclude things that's different? :)

Teemu said...

Love these three! Your blog is very inspirational, I don't anyone who's constantly improving as much as you.

Have to ask you about one thing I' struggling with. Do you make your palettes from scratch, or pick colors from your refs? I pick them, and feel a bit like a cheater. :/

Will Appledorn said...

Toby- looking forward to see more of your work.

espen- good point. The thinking man always holds a pipe :D

teemu- Thank you! it really depends. sometimes i color pick an entire a piece, sometimes just a little to get my bearings, or not at all. i find my colors are a lot more vibrant and interesting when i make them myself, makes it easier to apply a little artistic license.

Damion009 said...

this mad my dick move a lil.

Harry Kent said...

love it! so glad i found your blog ... as they say, "Eye'll bee buck"

Will Appledorn said...

Haha, That's kinda strange Damion. I suppose i can take it as a compliment.

Harry, glad you found it too. thanks for commenting, glad you like what you see.

Espen said...

Hey, what do you know - in episode 9 of The Pacific, Sledge is smoking a pipe numerous of times.
So I guess this isn't inaccurate at all! :D

Will Appledorn said...

hah, i though you might comment.

my whole family jumped up and we shouted " hey look, a pipe" when we saw he was smoking one.

Espen said...

Hahaha, good quality time with the family, then? :)