Sunday, July 19, 2009

Wizard King Final

Wizard King 24"x36" oil on panel

Hey everyone, this has been a couple months in the making and I can finally say to you (and to myself) that it's done! This piece will be mounted above the front door in my parents' house in honor of my dad who posed for it. I've had to set this piece off to the side one too many times to work on other projects but it feels amazing to have it finally done! I'd like to thank everyone who took the time to stop by the blog and leave their comments and encouragement. It really means a lot to have that kind of support. This is the largest painting I've done to date and it was a whole lot of fun to work on along with being a huge learning experience.

Anyway, I hope you guys dig it!

Progression of the process from sketch to final

sidenote: I'll be updating this photo in a day or so after I get a chance to varnish it, but I was just too excited after finishing it tonight and had to post it up :]

10 comments:

Murderous T Stabwell said...

the day has finally come and it's more magnificent than i ever imagined. it really did turn out great. you're gonna knock all kinds of socks off with this one.

Daniel Fishel said...

This is amazing! I really love those marble pilars and how they vibrate on your board. Very cool bears. No pun intended.

Chogrin said...

Three words: Solid, Epic, Magnificent! Its so great to see the entire process as well. Thanks for this wonderful post!


P.S. If Gandalf were real, I bet he'd choose you to paint his portrait. Cheers!

Collie MIlls said...

the colors in this piece are great, and the way you painted the marble makes me shiver. this piece is sick man.

Christopher Soprano said...

This piece is very well done.

Thanks for sharing you process as well.

tFk! said...

brutal. those bears are out for murder. use it as a warning for others.

Eric Braddock said...

Alex- thanks, man! You need to see it in person, for real.

Fish- Thanks a lot, man, the pillars seem to be everyone's favorite

Joe- I actually did a Gandalf portrait a few years back, I should try a new one... haha

Collie- Thanks for the comment, man, I appreciate it!

Chris- Thanks! it was fun putting the progress/process shots together like that

Mike- Those bears were fun to paint, maybe wolves next..? to keep up with the brutalness. haha

anthony pedro said...

from the start this was destined to turn out wonderful, there was no doubt no in my mind that this wouldnt turn out the way it did, you were motivivated from the start to make this something special man and you deserve all the props! you can see you can tell you put a lot of heart in this and it shows. see you in spectrum.

Eric Braddock said...

Thanks, Anthony! I appreciate the support you're always throwing my way, I hope it does make it into spectrum, man, who knows though!

pw! said...

my god Eric, i think this is more than Spectrum worthy. you should be excited. not to undermine how brilliant the piece and colors and everything is, but that process jpeg is a blast to look at! i love watching how you work. there could be a time lapse film over your shoulder as you work and still no one would be able to do what you do

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