Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Why So Serious?


Still working on it - after correcting a problem I stepped back and looked at the original sketch which is after all what I wanted to transfer to this larger format - and I could see a lot of areas that had drifted away from what I wanted. I've made a lot of small changes to the face to drag it back...

4 comments:

Linda said...

Neil,

This one is much darker and the character looks more "disturbed," which I gather is the look you're going for, correct? Quite different from the 'Tim Burton-ish' feel I got from the one you posted on Jan 18.

It's looking good, but isn't it eery to look at it day in and day out? :-) Just wondering...

Neil Davies said...

Hi Linda,

It's not really a problem as I decided a while ago I was painting the character, not the actor. I almost always choose subjects that I enjoy or respect in some way and in this case I was drawn to the amazing depiction of the character. I'm not sure I've actually seen a single Heath Ledger film.

I'm sure if it was the other way around it would be slightly odd!

And yes the 'stone-cold-pycho' look is what I want - this guy is leagues away from Burton's version. Can't wait to see the film now.

Jason Seiler said...

Looks cool bro! Just wanted to let you know you're in my links . . . I thought I had already had you in there . . . ? Anyways, you're there now, I dig your stuff man!

Neil Davies said...

Jason thanks, I really appreciate that, you know your work is a huge inspiration to me. Cheers dude :)