Thursday 20 June 2013

Big LEGO(R) Ambulance Driver

Painted for an international customer, on commission; based on number 50 of the Minifigures on Canvas series - as shown above left. Her head was too big, so I changed the painting - as seen above left.

In-progress shots shown below:

Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 cm


  1. How fun that you got to do an over-sized's great! And (to show how little I know about painting) I found it surprising that the background comes first!

    1. Well, that's just the way I do it (when I'm using a knife). I have no idea what the "proper" way to do it might be...

      It didn't take many knife paintings to discover that:

      - knives are not enormously good at precision, so butting up to another area is difficult

      - backgrounds look quite good done loosely, which means even less precision!

      - oil and acrylic are both mostly opaque (the yellow in this painting is not entirely so), so you can cover up the loose background without too much trouble

      - the impasto effect is more effective if you work from back to front

      Pencils are much better precision instruments, as I know that you know!


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