Tag: intense

Why So Serious? A Skull Portrait of Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger was the best Joker, hands down! He was creepy, violent, and had no sappy backstory on why he as that way. He was just an evil man that wanted to watch the world burn! Awesome! I thought his character would be perfect for my next skull portrait. The smeared clown make up and…

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The God of Thunder – Gene Simmons Skull Portrait

How about that shit! That is the craziest portrait I have ever done! It’s the second of my celebrity skull portrait series. This painting of Gene Simmons is based on his photo from the cover of KISS Alive II. He was a sweaty, blood-covered mess, and it matched the music on those two vinyl albums…

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Evel Knievel – Daredevil, A True Superstar

This painting is loud and proud, just like the man himself! Evel embodied the late sixties in America: reckless, wild and innocent! He was crazy and calculated, the the hero of every boy at that time. There is a great book written about him by Leigh Montville called, Evel. I used two different images for…

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The Naked Merciless Force of General Ursus

Of all the Planet of the Ape movies, Beneath The Planet of the Apes is my favorite. It is totally off the charts! The best character is the gorilla General Ursus, played by the amazing James Gregory. His best scene is a speech he gives about the evils of humans, accumulating with the amazing line,…

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Cool Hand Paul Newman

Paul Newman was one of the greatest actors of all time, with great performances spanning decades. Some of his best were The Hustler, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, and one of the greatest sports movies ever made, Slap Shot. This portrait of Paul Newman is based on the 1967 movie “Cool Hand…

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The Rise of the Italian Stallion

Rocky is one of the greatest boxing movies ever made! It was created by Sylvester Stallone and made him a superstar! I tried to capture the violence and chaos that happens in a boxing match, as well as emphasizing the destruction done to Rocky’s face from his opponent. His eyes are swollen shut, his jaw…

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The Awakening of Travis Bickle

  One of my favorite movies is Taxi Driver. It’s amazing, and the main reason is the performance of Robert De Niro. This portrait is my attempt to pay homage to him and the movie. The title refers to the moment Travis realizes his mission and prepares himself to its undertaking. It is truly magic…

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Old Gods Die Hard, portrait of Lemmy Kilmister

This portrait was done for the Motorhead 40th Anniversary show held in Oklahoma City. This is the second time I have painted Lemmy, and the differences in the two painting shows how much my style has evolved over the years. This is the birth pains of the portrait. I love the pose. Elegant and tough…

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Bruce Lee – Savior of the Universe

Bruce Lee was one of the most influential people of the twentieth century. He founded Jeet Kune Do, he was an actor, filmmaker, philosopher, and a helluva cha-cha dancer. Bruce Lee was to martial arts like Jimi Hendrix was to music, they changed everything. I am just a huge fan of his that I am…

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