Fantasy Art

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Star Child

If you look at the art of Roy Krenkel, Frank Frazetta, and other science fiction and fantasy  illustrators of the 1970s you'll see lots of wild and impractical looking metal headdresses.  One evening I decided to design one of my own, and this is the sketch that I came up with.

I have a latent interest in metallurgy and jewelry design.   I took some jewelrysmithing, blacksmithing and welding classes long ago and got to make a few pieces of jewelry, some wrought iron, a coat of chainmail and a few crude swords and other medieval weapons. 
So in keeping with the sign-inspired art phase I was going through I created this framed-in piece with spirally hair and whatnot.  It's kind of like classic fantasy illustration run through a sign painter's filter to create a piece of abstract art.
Like always she is painted it on a recycled board from the sign shop.

Star Child
14 inches X 48 inches, Oil paint on wooden panel

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