Art is many things to different people. It really is in the eye of the beholder. My interest in art began in high school taking art classes as an optional course. When we started painting and learning about the Group of Seven and in particular Tom Thompson. These 2 paintings were my favorite from the start.
The next artist that got me hooked on this form of art was Van Gogh. These 2 paintings just stood out to me. I had done a recreation of the self portrait for a grade 12 project. Unfortunately I didn’t keep it, really wish I had of. I have one canvas left from my high school days and haven’t taken a photo of it yet. I’ll get it up here soon. After high school I didn’t do much art or draw. Many years went by before I decided to use the things my kids were into to draw things for them. That’s when the Lego Batman came out. My sons Dylan and Logan’s favorite superhero is Batman.
Lego Batman was one of my first inspirations to draw when I got back into it a few years ago. I found it easier to do some shading on block shaped figures. I would doodle alot in high school and I remember drawing hockey players and super heroes. These Lego figures remind me of that. I find it easier getting back into it to simply shade the figures to give them depth.
Spider-man was one of my first favorite super heroes. I would get the odd comic book and always wanted the Amazing Spider-man series. I wish I kept those all these years later! The old Spider-man cartoon was just so amazing too, I watched the heck out of that. Ironman was a feeble attempt to do some metallic shading, but I managed to give him quite the nose.