Friday, October 06, 2006

The Godfather

Nobody likes Gilligan anymore so here is something a little darker. The Godfather slightly stylized oil on board painting. This is an older work, but oil painting with black and white is always a good way to learn how to paint without the headache of colors. And The Godfather I and II are great movies.

9 comments:

Cali said...

wonderful image, bravo (:

djw1138 said...

I've been looking at your blog for the last several weeks, and I just need to say that I'm always amazed by the images you make.

When did you start drawing/painting? How long did it take you to reach the level of realism you've achieved?

Anders said...

Hi Dave
congratulations again for all you brilliant works and thanks a lot for the kind words you posted on my blog!!!
and thank you for being such a "pattern" (don't know if I can say that that way...), I'm a beginner in digital painting and I'm learning a lot by looking at your works, (Ryan's and Seb's too... ;-) ), you can't imagine how influent you are!
so continue to make us dream this way!!

David Malan said...

Thanks for the comments.
I've drawn all my life. It's just been something I have always been strongly drawn to and enjoyed. I'm only 26 despite my elderly profile picture but a lot of drawing through my high school years helped me get to my accurate drawing but the painting only came around the last 3 or 4 years. But the drawing is the most important in my opinion.

Alina Chau said...

stunning!

Ryan Wood said...

Really nice work, Dave. The shapes on the face & hands are a real treat to look at.

S.T. Lewis said...

I love how it looks kind of graphic... graphic-like... graphic-esque. I don't know how to say what I meant to say. I'll just say it the way I know how: nice.

E m m a n u e l l e . W a l k e r said...

Brilliant work! The tones of your illustration are beautiful :)

Anonymous said...

love the stylization. i'm struggling with oils at the moment, i enjoy using them but hate the results.