Balok (Part 2)
For the final painting of this "Star Trek" run, I decided to follow up with the Commander Balok puppet from yesterday by doing a painting of the creepy-looking alien that controlled him, Clint Howard.
OK, here's the part where I admit that I did this painting/Blog post almost entirely for the sole reason of making that semi-obvious joke. I'm sure you're asking yourself, "What sort of deranged maniac spends several hours doing a painting just so he can make one terrible joke?" Well, you're looking at him! Ugh, I think I need to start drinking some Tranya...
The palette was: Titanium White, Naples Yellow (Red Lt.), Yellow Ochre, Burnt Umber, Alizarin Crimson, Cobalt Blue (Hue), and Ivory Black.
This warm-up painting spun completely out of control, and took about 3-1/2 hours to finish.
Starting next week, probably something "Star Wars" related for my warm-up paintings. Contrary to what this series may lead you to believe, I'm **FAR** more into "Star Wars" than "Star Trek".
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STEP ONE: Here are the pencils for Balok on a toned, 5.5" x 8" gessoed hardboard.
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STEP TWO: This is the first pass of the painting, laying out the general colors and modelling of the figure. It took about an hour to get this far.
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STEP THREE: I spent the next two-and-a-half hours trying to get the colors mixed properly (or close enough to mixed properly), and just trying to get everything to look vaguely correct to the character. It was a good exercise, both in color matching with such a limited palette, and in trying to vaguely do a portrait. However, it completely blew my personal time limit for these warm-up paintings out of the water. Oh, well.
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This was done with acrylic paint on 5.5" x 8" gessoed hardboard.