Saturday, February 9, 2013

Ruyter Painted

I gave this particular figure a little more "pop" than the typical pieces I do. The tile work went easier than I thought. I drew a grid pattern, then gently went over the lines with an Exacto knife. This etching gave the brush tip a stopping point. As for the painted background, I wanted something that would help set the figure off. Ruyter, being a pretty big name in his day, needed something to tell his story or give the viewer an idea of what he's about. More on the ship later.

3 comments:

Sam Wise said...

Beautiful !!

Gary Dombrowski said...

Awesome job Jason. There are some great period portraits that lend themselves well to be reproduced in miniature.

Jason said...

Thanks Sam!

Thanks Gary! Yeah, there are a couple images I'd like to do in a similiar style.