#23 – Bare Knuckle Brawl

Bare Knuckle Brawl, digital painting, 30″ x 48″ @ 300 dpi, 2013. [Click to see sized for your screen.]
A bloody outdoor boxing match without gloves or fanfare. This is one of the rare images where I used references [stills from a YouTube video] and ordinary people to create a tableaux.

Why I chose it:

It has a traditional painterly feel reminiscent of Hopper, and the subject matter and characters are unique for me. The brushwork and textures are well done, which is more obvious in the details.


The original post

The original post has more details, a rather good explanation of what the piece is about, a link to the video it’s based on, and another link to a post showing the process of making it.


Prints are gallery-quality giclée art prints on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Very reasonable pricing starting at $15.

Gallery with all entries so far:

Prior Entries

#24 Seafood Spaghetti Sunday

#25 EUOF


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