Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Mini-Paint: Evil Spock

Evil Spock

Continuing with the "Star Trek" theme, here's Evil Spock from the classic episode "Mirror, Mirror".  You can tell he's evil 'cuz he has a goatee.  That just science, people!

The palette this time was: Titanium White, Naples Yellow (Red Lt.), Yellow Ochre, Burnt Umber, Alizarin Crimson, Cobalt Blue (Hue), and Ivory Black.

This painting was about 2 hours.

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STEP ONE:  Here is the quickly sketched out Evil Spock in pencil on a 5.5" x 8" gessoed hardboard.  I also had a little bit of left over paint, so I used it to tone the hardboard.

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STEP TWO:  Here are the color breakdowns after the first half hour, using a #10 flat brush.  

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STEP THREE:  After the next 45 minutes, I was mostly finished with the face using a #10 round brush.  

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STEP FOUR:  The last 45 minutes was painting the hair, clothes, highlights and shadows, and other final touches.  Good enough to call it DONE!

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This was done with acrylic paint on 5.5" x 8" gessoed hardboard.



  1. This is cool. I like how, even with the evil goatee, you manage to capture something sympathetic in the character. I don't know what it is ... the eyebrows? the eyes? something that reflects a degree of introspection this Spock shares with "our" Spock and makes this Spock more than a one-dimensional bad guy.

    1. Thanks for the kind words! When I was painting it, I... hey, wait-a-minute... You seem to be rather supportive of Evil Spock. In fact, it seems a lot like something you would say if you [dramatic pause] ALSO HAD A GOATEE!

      I'm calling you out, EVIL JACK! J'accuse! Or, in this case, perhaps JACK-USSE? (I know I shouldn't be, but I am inordinately proud of that terrible, terrible pun.) :-P

    2. LOL! That is a horrible pun.

      But I am reformed now, man. I have transformed from goateed to fully bearded. That makes me distinguished, not evil.