Here's a new-ish painting that I just finished a week or 2 ago. It's the 2nd painting with this character. Check out the 1st here. I think it's one of my favorite paintings I've done recently. And thanks to a very nice person at the L5P Halloween Festival, it's found it's way to a nice new home.
I don't think I'm done with this character yet. So I'm pretty sure I'll have some more luchador paintings in the future. Now I just need to name him and come up with his story. Any suggestions?
Come on out to the Little 5 Points Halloween Festival this Saturday (10/22/11). I will be in the artists market and have some new stuff to show off. They have one of the best parades in the city (2nd only to Dragon*Con). The festival and artist market open at 11am with the parade starting at 4pm. The artist market is on Colquitt Avenue a block down from the parade. Hope to see you there!
Here's a new-ish painting I finished recently. It's acrylic paint on a 16"x20" canvas.
I had it ready just in time for the EAV Strut a couple of weeks ago. I had a few people stop and ask if I was channeling my inner Phantom Troublemaker. Originally this was going to have the Mexican flag as the background. After I painted it (from memory), I realized I had actually painted theHungarian flag. Whoever ever heard of a Hungarian luchador? So much for using visual references. So I ended up using colors from the mask instead. There is a line in red sharpie just under the wording that's got to have at least 6 coats of paint on it before I was able to cover it up. The day after drawing the B! logo it occurred to me that I may have just invented the Big Lots logo. Luckily I hadn't (visual references!). I have another painting using the same character that I'm just about finished with. It turned out pretty well and I'll post it as soon as it's done.