Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
"Lady Westerly,riding out to the old cemetery at the edge of Dunsden Moor, discovers an open, empty grave under the ancient oak tree as the crows begin to gather..." I don't really have a solid story for this one, I just thought I'd get in the Halloween mood. Boo.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
When the asteroids are about to destroy the Earth, you'd better hope this super gal is there to protect us with her plasma balls! Or something to that effect. I was trying to think of a name for her but most of the good ones are taken. Plasma Girl?.... I dunno. Nope, it's taken.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Tiffany was back last night as a fantastic Bond girl, sadly no gun. I suppose I could cheat and add one, but whatever. The soundtracks supplied by Bob Kato kept us all inspired. It's funny to compare the drawings as the night went on, she looks innocent in one and exotic in another. All 25 minute poses except the one at the top, that was 45.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
I have a few pieces going into an annual show in a few weeks, 2 paintings from a couple years back and a couple of drawings. The show is for Ryman Arts, a program for young artists in the L.A. area. I thought I'd post the paintings, both from life and both in acrylics. The drawings are already posted a few weeks back.
Posted by Chris Turner at 11:31 AM
Friday, August 12, 2011
Just for fun, I collect old studio shots of actors and actresses to do practice paintings. It's a good challenge to try to get the likeness as well as keep it kind of loose and fresh when working from a photo. The old studio portraits had such great lighting, it helps hone those skills. Remember, kids, NO TRACING!
Posted by Chris Turner at 1:04 PM
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
When Lucifer want's to add a few more souls to his list, he sends out little Satania to lure 'em in! If you bump into her at the single's bar, run the other way fellas. Clues to her true nature are little horns, a sharp tongue and the the smell of Brimstone by Yves Satan-Laurent.
Be sure to click the image to see it bigger than a postage stamp!
Sorry I haven't posted in a while, I broke my arm and I'm a slow healer.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
John as an Arab Sheik, in full regalia (so of course I did a close up) Even with the paste on beard, he was very convincing. He was the model for the cowboy drawings a number of posts back, you'd never know it.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
"It was raining cats and dogs here on the seedy side of the City of Angels, and I have the scratches to prove it...the smell of wet fur, all that meowing and barking. It was enough to make a guy want to leave Detective work and get into something simple, something pure....like soda jerking...or theme park design..."
And so our story of one hard boiled detective begins. He was a great model, I wish I had better drawings to show for it.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
I love old scooters, they're such great art pieces in themselves (my old '66 Lambretta Li150 is the model in this illustration- not running for many years now) I thought I'd do a piece that was a little '60s, a little Brit fashion-y. I think it would make a nice poster.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Okay, maybe they don't really go together but I did them within a few days of each other. The dinosaur one started as "Hey, I should do a piece with a warm toned background!" and of course it turned into a Frazetta type dino-babe thing. But it was fun. Then, I thought a celeb portrait would be a good exercise (again on a warm toned background- ah, the thread!) so I found a photo of Jennifer Connelly. I like seeing how loose I can keep it in Photoshop. I think it's time to drag out the real paint again.