This is my tribute to that relentless (and remorseless) killer from the future, The Terminator.
Done freehand in GIMP, drawing time 1 hours approx.
Space … A Final Frontier!
Star Trek debuted on the American TV in 1966. Recently it completed its 45th year on Planet Earth. This was the only science fiction series which painted a bright future for the humanity.
I drew this picture as a homage to the TV show which holds a very special place in my life. Star Trek gave me the vision to dream big and imagine bigger.
Recently I came across 2 very good books on oil painting, which proved to be quite inspiring. Most importantly, they made me stop and look back at my techniques and work for some quantity.
The first book was The Oil Paint Color Wheel Book by John Barber and the other was Expressive Oil Painting – an Open Air Approach to Creative Landscapes by George Allen Durkee.
Following are the two oil studies. Both are done on 7″ x 9.5″ handmade paper.
The first study of a lone tree is entirely done using a single color (Burnt Sienna) and a single hard brush. No black and white tones were used. The aim was to develop a texture using the hard brush and a well diluted single color.
This was an imaginary jungle landscape. The aim was to experiment with various hues of green.