Sunday, February 17, 2008

Paintings The Never Were ...

Hello and welcome to really letting my pants down, so to speak. These are two examples of paintings that died before they even could leave the starting area. They have been on my hard disk for years, and I left them on there as a grim reminder of my failure.

The delta plane one is the worst. I lost enthusiasm so quickly that I didn't even put two hours into that 'thing'. I set it up wrong, was too tight for being at that stage and had no clear idea of what it was going to be. I also hate that delta wing airplane. The story behind this painting is almost non existent. Or a bad one.





























The chimney one is of similar origin, but even more painful, because I had high hopes. I thought it would make for an epic, grim but somehow beautiful painting. Same problem - to anal with the setup - baby died in thew crib!
I did a quick paintover as you can see, to show you a glimpse of what I imagined: a forest of crazy, twisting and smoke belching chimneys. A world filled with smoke and soot. I also wanted to get glimpses of red furnace fires from the dark area below. The paint-over was actually so much fun, maybe I'll pick this up again, who knows.
I think that under normal circumstances, I would have pulled off at least the chimney painting, but having my, then still latent depression, depleted any motivation after the first desperate brush strokes.

The last one is the "Small World". I was very enthusiastic about this sketch and just never got around to do a painting. Lack of motivation. I'd still love to pick it up!

2 comments:

Darklight said...

I love "Small World", definetely one you should finish!

Firecrab said...

Thanks dude! Yeah - it just seems like a lot of work, haha! Probably will involve a setup in Maya - I'd even love to do sme Vue stuff on it - part of the vegetation. Only problem is that Vue can't easily grow eco-systems on spheres AFAIK - maybe I need to find a workaround ...