Wednesday, July 14, 2010

W-I-P Wednesday

Today's work in progress is a bit different than past entries.

Since I'm still giving myself a break from writing before diving back into revisions, I decided to dust off another part of my creative side, a side that's been slightly atrophied for a while.



This is my little homage to pop art great Roy Lichtenstein. I've always liked juxtaposing 2 seemingly opposite pictures, and I think this one will work well together.

I started the whole thing yesterday morning; penciled the top cell, ruled out the framing. I finishing painting the top cell around 8pm, then immediately penciled the bottom cell. Basically just got the black on the plane and the flames before collapsing into bed at 1am.

I'm hoping to finish this afternoon, probably around 3-4pm.

The woman's face still looks wonky to me, but there's not much more that I'm willing to do to fix it at this point. I'd have to paint all around her white and start all over, and...yeah, just not going to do that.

It's been fun to paint again, and it's giving me lots of time to think about my novel while I'm listening to my ultimate 90's playlist.


How about you? Any progress on the WIP? Anything new in the works?


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17 comments:

Falen (Sarah) said...

that is AWESOME!

I especially love the "Wham" of the bottom picture in comparison to the top.

awesome

VICTORIA SAAVEDRA said...

It's electrifying!

I like :)

Jennifer Shirk said...

Whoa, that's very cool! Nice job. :)

Crystal Cook said...

So freakin awesome Summer :) I love it, and what are you talking about wonky? She looks great and consumed with passion :) And the juxtapose is seriously cool, you have so many great ideas!

L O V E IT!

Lola Sharp said...

Zoinks! That's awesome, my multi-talented friend!

Now, tell me what's on your ultimate 90's playlist. Is it grunge version, or pop version or a mixture.

Lola loves you. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That looks like fun. Something different from writing.
I'm working on a sequel to CassaStar.

Valerie Geary said...

Look at you--painting like a genius! Love it!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A wonderful write so pleasing to read.

Take care.
Yvonne,

Palindrome said...

that's so totally awesome! I wish I could draw or do something else creative. I can watch movies real good sometimes. I roll a mean yarn ball. I haven't written anything in a while. I may be unplugging next week just so I get some work done. It will be the start of unplug week...

Kristin Rae said...

Very nice! And I love that you say "wonky" too.

Saumya said...

Wow!! You are so talented and creative!!

Summer said...

@Victoria: Electrifying! Thanks!!

@Jennifer: Thank you! I'm rather fond of it...

@Crystal: Thank you! But you know how it is...only YOU can see the parts that are...well, wonky!

@Alex: Very different from writing, and way worse for my posture.

@Yvonne: Thank you!

@Kristin: Thank you! Wonky is one of my favorite words. It encompasses so much...

@Saumya: Aw, thank you! I'm afraid I'm only good at a few things--my distributions were very lopsided. :-)

Old Kitty said...

Goodness!! That's amazing - I love it!! A brilliant homage to the fab Roy Lichtenstein!! Well done you! I can't draw to save my life so I am in AWE - especially at your stamina in near enough finishing this piece. That's just such an artist thing to do - this marathon obsession - oh but the end result is worth it!!!

Wonderful!!

take care
x

Kimberly Franklin said...

Love the painting. Isn't it nice to take a break sometimes and do something else?

The Words Crafter said...

Wow! That is so cool! Very professional looking-you should illustrate books...

DL Hammons said...

WOW...aren't you full of all kinds of surprises. Uber-cool!!

Jules said...

Wow, what diverse talent you are. Will you share the finish product?