Thursday, January 20, 2011

Lizards and Snakes

Today I got some rough studies and reference photos done for two new paintings.

To assist with shadow and perspective, I sculpted little clay snakes and stuck them onto Freidrich's skull. When the painting is actually done, the snakes will appear to be hatching out of the skull, through little holes.

I also sculpted two entwined fighting lizards. Above is the rough sketch based on the little lizard replicas. To gain some traction, I watched a program about monitor lizards which had footage of a lizard battle. The drawing is somewhat exaggerated as compared to what I observed in actual film footage, but I think it will work better aesthetically. I have the lizards' necks, tails and torsos with more extreme curvature than actual life.

1 comment:

  1. Good choice. Nice angle on the lizard skull. Love your vertebrae!