The Widowmaker’s Waltz – The Hollow Ones #14

All the men have been lured to The Death Dance on the promise of beauty. All the women know their roles in this affair, only this is not the usual affair, is it? These women are there to kill. Dressed ready to eliminate the nastiest of men around. Seducing them to their deaths. If any … Continue reading The Widowmaker’s Waltz – The Hollow Ones #14

Taking My Last Breath – The Hollow Ones #13

The ball has only been a reminder of how unloved this figure feels. They yearn to be free of all their pains. The leave The Death Dance, disrobe, and enter the pond in the dead of night. Lights fill their world, in their mind's eye and they contemplate release. They take one final breath and … Continue reading Taking My Last Breath – The Hollow Ones #13

Statuesque Saltimbanque – The Hollow Ones #12

The Saltimbanque always seems enigmatic to me. They are always depicted in a stationary pose, but a pose so filled with kinetic tension that they appear on the verge of exploding in all directions. While not the traditional paternities of a saltimbanque, I feel the abstract paternities applies. It stands statuesque, perhaps our to the … Continue reading Statuesque Saltimbanque – The Hollow Ones #12

The Hollow Ones – Part 3 – The Dead Dance

Pinterest, in its awesomeness, sent me a series of paintings by the amazing Dan McCaw (https://www.mccawcontemporary.com). I believe his work is new to me and as you can imagine, I fell right into all of it! It's flowy, richly layered, fantastically expressive, and packed with stories... at least it kicked my mind into storytelling mode … Continue reading The Hollow Ones – Part 3 – The Dead Dance

Building an Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #9

I thought I was finished for today, because I couldn't find anymore inspirations for the Tin Man... well, at least one that spoke to me. Then the image formed in my head, after seeing a round faced drawing of something entirely un-robotic... Maybe this is a Frankensteined version of Big Weld from the animated film, … Continue reading Building an Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #9

Building an Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #8

Ok, perhaps this one is more droid-like, than Tin Man. Maybe he could communicate with beeps and whistles, instead of words. Hey, if anyone knows Jon Favreau personally, I'm happy to let him use this in The Mandalorian... kinda like a baby Yoda version of a droid. Anyway, I seem to be on a cuteness … Continue reading Building an Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #8

Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #7

The muse for this painted their version without eyes and with deeper shading to deliver a strong 3-dimensionality to their vision. I wanted to stay closer to the illustrative style I've been playing with. I might revisit this one, but with different materials. I feel the fine line makes it too childish. My teacher wants … Continue reading Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #7

Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #6

Simon in the land of chalk drawings comes to mind when I see this little guy. Hard to equate him with the brutal character in Frank Baum's books. Ok, I'm starting to second guess myself and wonder why I remember the character to be written so brutally. Was he not originally the witch's henchman? I … Continue reading Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #6

Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #5

The more research I did into the images of the Tin Man, the more photos, drawings, and paintings of Jack Haley (actor from the 1939 Wizard of Oz movie).This seems to be the most widely accepted vision for this iconic character. Frankly, I never liked it. The character in the books has far more potential... … Continue reading Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #5

Building an Idea – Distorted Ozs Project – Part 2

I'm back with more Tin Men. I couldn't let this go, even though I had plenty of distractions from other responsibilities and inspirations. I'm now hiring this building an idea stream from multiple angles and feel pretty strong that it will coalesce into something exciting. I'm also starting to make the connections between all the … Continue reading Building an Idea – Distorted Ozs Project – Part 2