Here we have a watercolor painting of Indiana Jones. I did not initially plan to do this piece just in black and white, but as I started laying in the black shadows i just kind of kept going with it. I think it turned out alright.
Today’s painting is a portrait of Mola Ram, the big baddie from the Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom film. I have always been a huge fan of that film and the look of Mola Ram has always intrigued me. Plus, the guy can reach into your chest and pull out your heart and show it to you. Now that’s a crazy villain! The ending section of that film where Indy goes back to the mines to free the kids is my favorite section of any of the Indiana Jones films.
For the painting process of this painting I went back to my comfort level and did this one with thin layers. After completing the drawing I laid in the black with no medium to thin it out. But, the rest is all painted with thin layers of oil. And then capped it off with some white highlights. And for this painting I used the Zorn palette choices when picking my colors, which means I only used black, white, cad red and yellow ochre. The Zorn palette is one I have been playing around with lately and will be popping up again this month.
Alright, we are cruising on down the road to the finish line of the 30 paintings in 30 Days challenge. I started the challenge with maybe 6 paintings started or finished and I thought that I would have no problem staying ahead. Well, at day 21 I’m starting to struggle with keeping up. All of these pictures this month have taken 2 or more days to complete and I didn’t really expect that. These last 9 days may turn out a bit stressful. Today we have one of my very favorite characters, Indiana Jones. This is from the opening scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark.