Saturday, September 17, 2011

September 17 work in progress

Next up, shading! I'll shade the figures, shade the maps, and then do the lettering.

I feel like I know so pathetically little about WWII. I learned about it in high school, I come from a family of WWII buffs, my grandpa on my dad's side is a veteran, and yet there are so many things I'm just now learning as I work on this project. At my client's recommendation, I watched the move "Patton" recently, and I know this sounds corny but somehow I feel ever so much more acquainted with that side of the gun now. My favorite part I think was when someone commented on his "pearl-handled pistols" and he said "They're ivory. Only a pimp from a cheap New Orleans whorehouse would carry a pearl-handled pistol."

I am immortalizing these men on an ivory-handled pistol, paying tribute to them with this project. That's very humbling.

I wish there was a movie about General MacArthur too, I'd like to see a portrayal of his personality as well.

I've got a three-way split with my time right now: working on the grips, working on the sketches for the knife (I'll talk about that when I get approval to start the scrim itself), and art show prep... because I only have THREE DAYS LEFT!!! :-)


Mike Plumer said...

MacArthur, with Gregory Peck. 1977. Mostly heroic, little of the dark side.
"American Caesar," by William Manchester. More balanced picture, but it'll take a long time to read.

Anonymous said...

I don't know why, but I like the movie Patton. George C. Scott did a fabulous job in that movie.


Anonymous said...

What is the title of your entry at Art at the Classic this year? -BMc.

ChrisM said...

Nobody but Gregory Peck coulda played MacArthur. Great picture. Truman should have let him blast 'em into the stoneage too!!!