It’s Day 500! Seems like a milestone to me. So, I drew my favorite superhero, Ted Kord aka The Blue Beetle. But you knew that already. What you might not know is that today’s piece is an actual painting – hand painted – with acrylics on colourfix paper. And this is also the first thing I’ve painted in 16 years. I think 1998 – my last year at art school – was the last time I had painted anything.
Below is my progress from initial sketch, to transferring to the paper, to the flats. Everything beyond that was just experimentation until I felt it was done. I’d say that I kind of hate the final piece, but also, it’s not bad for having not done a painting in close to 20 years.
UPDATE: Apparently June 15th was the 75th anniversary of The Blue Beetle (Dan Garrett version)! Serendipity!
Congrats on the big 500!
That looks amazing Eric. Nice job working with the colors to really bring it out.
Pretty sweet. I was lucky enough to see the original in person and think it looks even better than the scan.
For your 1000th post you should totally consider doing a sculpture! Maybe Plastic Man?
I guess I have a year and a half to think about it…