Work-in-Progress: “Tisiphone 1” or “It’s What’s Inside That Counts”

Work in Progress: “Tisiphone 1” or “It’s What’s Inside That Counts”, 24″ x 36″, Charcoal, Ink and Acrylic on Savage Paper

“Tisiphone” is the latest in my series of “Songbird” thought experiments, for an art book I’d like to do.

So far this one has been a challenge. X-rays are weird things.

The one’s XL size is a blessing and a curse. Great for penning in fine details, but sucks up time and materials too.

The basic grating and frame around the X-ray panel were done with acrylic spray and templates.

The “bare bones” sketch print from ClipStudio
Model: Marita Volodina (Instagram @volodina.model)

“Astraea 1” or “Kiss Me Killer”

“Astraea 1” or “Kiss Me Killer”, 20″ x 30″, Charcoal, Ink and Acrylic on Savage Paper

My clawed take on Ezio Tarantelli’s artwork for the 1970s crime/noir film “Kiss Me Killer”, aka “Embrasse Moi” aka “Dulce (Sweet) Pornobaby”.

This one is both a tribute to Tarantelli’s original:

Ezio Tarantelli’s original work.

-and a visual study of my own character, “Astraea”, sister to “Circe” and “Calypso”.

Toying with the piece while still a work-in-progress. Made to look like the cover art for an alternate-history issue of Playboy. The Stars and Stripes background had to be scrapped in the end because I felt it pushed my piece too far from the original.
Reference Photos: Model Anna and the Original.
Digital underdrawing, prototyped in Procreate. This was then printed out on blue-toned Savage paper, where it then served as the basis for the final work.