Posts Tagged ‘Angel’

Buffy and Bella

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

This is the second painting in my Twilight and Buffy series.

It is my fourth digital painting since I began trying to teach myself how to do it. I like to think I’ve made some progress since I did the first of this series, Angel and Edward. I’m still trying to figure out a process that is efficient and yields the results that I’m looking for. My goal is for these to look more like paintings and less like those 80’s style airbrush illustrations that you’d find on Trapper Keepers and lunch boxes. I want their to be some weight, some texture, and even some evidence of “brush work”. I’m still trying to figure it out, and hopefully this latest painting is a step in the right direction.

Angel and Edward

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Before Edward was staring longingly at Bella, fighting his metaphorically sinful nature, there was a vampire with a soul named Angel who had similar dilemma involving a certain vampire slayer he happened to be in love with. I’m certainly not the first geek to wonder about what it would be like if these two hunks were to meet. However, most of the forum discussions seem to be about which vamp would come out on top in a fight, so I thought I would explore a different scenario. What if Angel and Edward fell head over heels in love?

When I googled “Angel and Edward”, I found a link to a site called “Angel and Edward’s Wedding”, but the site had been taken down. For all I know that could have been the wedding site for two real people. It was ranked pretty high in the search, however, which means there must have been more guests at that wedding than there are geeky Twighlight and Buffy fans. That would have been a wedding larger than the San Diego ComicCon. Anyway, it took me about 8 days to complete this digital painting, and for the most part I am happy with it. There’s something stiff and flat about the way Edward came out and something is not quite right with Angel. I figured any Buffy fan would recognize this composition as the Season 2 dvd cover. Anyone who didn’t get the reference probably wouldn’t know who Angel was anyway, so it wouldn’t matter if it was a poor likeness of David Boreanaz. It actually took me much longer to finish Robert Pattinson, as there was no single photo that captured the pose I was after. Therefore, I needed to use a bunch of different references, as I did with my Angelina Jolie vs a Basket of Kittens painting. I prefer doing this anyway because it just feels more original than outright copying another person’s photograph. Since I am not planning on selling this, I guess there should be no legal concerns. Incidentally, all of you are free to pass this around, etc. I would be grateful, though, if you sent a link back here! Also, let me know what you think of the painting. Think of it as my way of celebrating the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York!