A mixed media painting for a friend of mine who’s a huge Superman fan. He requested a painting of a Superman logo, but I needed to add more; something to add depth and also hold the viewer’s attention.
36″ x 24″ mix media on canvas
I did some research on the most notable Superman comic moments throughout the years, and found lots to work with. After seeing some wonderful art of Superman’s Fortress of Solitude, I thought it would be a good device to break up the images. I decided on a blue monochrome (one color) collage hidden behind the icy blocks protruding from the center.
Pecs of Steel
After some sketches, I realized that my collage idea resembled Superman’s chest! (One of those happy accidents in the creative arts!) So I made a few minor changes to the design to accommodate it. This way the painting will resemble one thing from far a way, (the “S on his chest) and still have highly detailed hidden images to keep viewers interested.
Many thanks to my friend, TJ Jaskolka at Embrace Salon, for giving me the opportunity to paint such an iconic image.
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