Golden Nose

scan0070This guy…I don’t know what or who he is but the plaque looks like something from Mexico or Central American to me. This isn’t the sort of thing I’m usually drawn to but–THAT NOSE! What a great NOSE. I couldn’t take my eyes off it, it’s like a big gold fist. I still haven’t decided where to hang it, though. Maybe by the back door to give people something to think about as they are coming and going.

Drawing it was the easy part. Painting it was time consuming and a bit tricky and I had a real problem with the background color. Tried two different shades (too light, then too dark) and the paper was getting pretty beat up and warped so I ended up covering it with acrylic paint and that will have to do. The nose, cheeks and eyebrows are metallic gold paint which doesn’t show up in the scanned image. My rendering looks rather flat unfortunately when really the head part is slightly domed. I thought I could do some shading after painting but then was afraid of ruining it after all the time spent. So I have some learning to do. No big deal. This guy just exudes power, doesn’t he? I feel powerful. Now you can too!