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New art, Painter Gouache. This was supposed to be a saucy superheroine in distress piece. The project got a bit sidetracked by my memory of Watchmen, Alan Moore's classic graphic novel about how superheroes couldn't work in the real world. Basically, my illustration depicts the only known example of people wearing masks and special outfits to violently enforce their own views of justice.

Comments So Far ...

Blogger studio lolo says:

Beautifully depicted...although that seems somewhat of an oxymoronic statement! The Klan is anything but beautiful. Permanent Link


Blogger Brine Blank says:

Very nice technique on this... Permanent Link


Blogger Craig Shaw Gardner says:

Wow, Klanman is one creepy picture. I like whayever you did with the cross. While the color scheme suggests fire, it also makes the cross look almost alive -- like its "out to get you!" Very effective. Permanent Link


Blogger Tony LaRocca says:

I remember from a psych course that three factors that make an extremely dangerous situation when combined are a) Uniforms, b) gestalt thinking, and c) anonymity Permanent Link


Blogger HARDWAX says:

The ultimate horror show, rendered so beautifully, that the viewer can feel the heat and hate! Permanent Link


Blogger steve says:

It's tough to believe there are people who actually think and act this way. I remember the impact Mississippi Burning had on me when I watched it. Actually, we viewed it as an entire class in college and I remember how not a single person left that bulding without a tear in their eye. I admire your work being bold and confrontational and well rendered to boot. Permanent Link


Blogger Willie Baronet says:

Very sobering. Permanent Link


Anonymous Anonymous says:

wow...another amazing piece. great composition on a figure that holds such disdain. Permanent Link


Anonymous Anonymous says:

i agree with all the praise, but "the only known example of people wearing masks and special outfits to violently enforce their own views of justice"? Permanent Link


Blogger Unknown says:

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