Here’s a new collaboration with Kim and Michael Willems (mvwphoto.tumblr.com/).
The effect is one of harsh, gritty realism; and the painting style is crude, almost savage. This approach will never do justice to a pretty model, but I’m sure Kim is confident enough to permit me a few unflattering liberties.
Of course it’s that pair of red pants that attracted me. I had a pair of red polyester pants, in the seventies: In those days, everyone was required to own at least one garment with which they could be blackmailed. I believe Nixon was behind this.
Please respect my models and do not reblog to porn sites.
I think this painting does plenty of justice of justice to the model’s prettiness. I love her facial expression and pose.
Sherlock Holmes and the Case Of the Accidental Felon
This is my first—and possibly my last—work of fan art.
I created it in light of pending legislation that would obliterate virtually everything of interest on the internet. It’s called ACTA, and if you’ll run a search on that tag you’ll be properly appalled.
Anyway…I invited the actors to pose, but they declined—or rather, they ignored my calls. Apparently I am not as famous in England as I am in America.
No problem: I borrowed a photo and used it as my reference. I make no claim to the ownership of this photo. Even so, this action would lead to five years’ imprisonment under ACTA.
Like most creative people, I am a firm believer in the rights of artists, photographers, musicians, writers, film makers and anyone who produces original creative work. If I offered this picture for sale at my commercial gallery, I’d be a parasite and a thief. Even worse, I’d be unprofessional. I know where the ethical line is drawn, and I think most people instinctively do. But soon our kindly government may draw the line for us, and they will draw it where they please.
I haven’t even signed this piece because it’s only partially mine. If you want to pretend that you painted it yourself, do so with my blessing.
Frankly, I’d rather you went to jail instead of me.
Whoa, so if I decide to start doing art again, develop skills to draw and paint in a very advanced way over time, draw from a photograph that another person took, and somehow find someone who wants to buy something I drew - then that is somehow illegal based on ACTA? That is ridiculous. Your way of introducing ACTA is very attention-grabbing.