bender painting

I’m not much of a traditional artists, in fact I’m pretty much bad at anything without a mouse.  However, early in my college carrier, I was required to give it a shot. Most of that work isn’t worth showing, but I did have a knack at acrylic painting.  As you can see, the results show promise.

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For Bender, the first thing I did was get in the artist mood. I put on my red beret and it was such a nice day outside I set up a little painters corner on the patio.

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My thinking was that it might give me some inspiration to start my painting.

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It helped, so I made up my mind and starting mixing my paint.

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and got to work on my masterpiece

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I’m misleading you on the idea that I thought it up on the fly, you can actually see the sketch pad in the background

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I think most people who read this will agree that robots are always a good choice.

I went to class later that day to work on it more. I think its fitting that my artists beret is a military one, that totally nails my whole artist style.

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If you don’t recognize the other picture at the top, it’s my buddy, Erik’s, original comic book character Dynamax.

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Erik likes to get his favorite comic book artist to draw their own versions of his character, and I thought it was the perfect choice for my next attempt. The above is my take, at least at my current skill level, and I think it’s pretty good. I ended up trying again digitally, and I’m much happier with that.

When I went to class for the critique, I couldn’t decide which painting I liked better so I put them both up for review. Since bender is better known he got more positive feedback, but overall everyone was impressed with both paintings.  This secured my first 100% grade for that class!

You don’t understand how ecstatic that makes me, it was driving me insane that I wasn’t getting the grades I wanted. I had to get at least one 100 before the end of the class or die trying.

Luckily I survived.