This started as a fully realized B&W image, but now putting it in color adds a lot of dimension to it, and it’s become even more Expressionistic, which is not something I’m fashionably against. I like music that has guts, feelings, blood, and tells a story, so why shouldn’t I like art that does the same? Very soon I’ll be ready to take it into the painting mode. Sadly, as I’ve mentioned before, this makes social commentary on our troubled state of the world right now.
Below is the original B&W version for comparison.
And here are a few notable influences, which once I point them out will be kinda’ – why didn’t I think of that – obvious.
And another image, which made a very big impression on me when I was a kid and I saw it in the record store.
I used the drop of blood on the finger concept on my robot as well, though mine doesn’t have any misgivings about the horror he’s perpetrated.
Your humble independent artist stationed in Siem Reap