Sometimes the brain goes odd places. This was an experiment in underpainting, as I sketched the entire thing in blue before I coloured it. A valuable experience to say the least, that will definite trick cameras into capturing a much 'warmer' scene than reality if you let them. I suppose that means, it worked? And if it didn't it was a nice ride, very fun to play with.

Part 2 of the underpainting project is here:

Where this piece, is dark, fatalistic, and more extreme, the counterpart, underpainted in yellow is more a triumph. Possibly brighter.

Everything except the figure (Blacksun - Ora), was created from scratch

  • Jakob Villien

    Super cool! Could you say a few words about the text? Very curious!

    • Kyle MaitlandPLUS

      Thanks, glad you enjoyed this, relative oddity I suppose.

      So the text, it is I guess thoughts, in a way, to play off the title of the piece (exit the actress).  On one hand, they could be the thoughts of a performer at the end of a show at good night (to the audience), take a bow, the show’s over (as in time to go home, we are done entertaining you).  But then we can take a more dark approach, she’s done, she’ll say good night, (forever) and take a bow (her last one), as this is the end of the line.  Kind of a double entendre if you will.  The lighting between spotlight and red from one side is intended to enhance this fatalistic vibe.

      Just the odd direction a feel and a title gave me. Connections between verse, painting, and atmosphere.

    • Jakob Villien

      Fantastic, thank you so much. I like to work this way too, and besides being an awesome paint job it brings something very exciting too! So thank you for explaination. You got a gold from me!

  • eric wolfsPLUS

    Great work. I like purple colours and light ! Gold

    • Kyle MaitlandPLUS

      Thank you Eric,. I love to play with colour so this was naturally, extremely fun

  • Marco Ruano Miniature Painter

    Good job,gold.

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  • John Delamere

    Very cool. Feels like the page from a comic book. The aesthetic of the piece awesome. Great work.

    • Kyle MaitlandPLUS

      Thanks John, glad to see people finding joy in some of my older works. This one still holds a high place for me :)