|My painting of Harry Houdini who died on Halloween 1926|
In my Pre 3D and art life I worked for many years all over the world as an escape artist. in fact over on the main site there is even a very frank video on that time with some the TV spots I did over the years for those curious enough.
So it might not come as a surprise that for my next painting I decided to do one of Harry Houdini. He died on 31st October 1926 (halloween), and originally I was going to hold making this painting public until halloween but alas as I am in the middle of moving from Edinburgh back to my home town I won't have a bloody internet connection then, so I'm having upload this a day early.
So this one is a bit more personal than I usually do as HH was always (and still is, in fact I still have an extensive collection in storage, along with one of his original escape trunks) one of my big inspirations. He was a remarkable man who ended up the biggest star of his day and arguably more famous back then than any star is these days. So I picked what was always my favourite photo of him which I think captures the intense side of his character.
I'm not putting this one up for sale (barring anyone making offers of a shit load of money lol) as its intended for the wall of my new flat. In fact I still have another painting or three to do to save on buying paintings and shit to decorate it lol. plus I still have a on my two kids requested of Batman, which I have sort of been putting off as a lot of very god artists have done 'batman' and so I treat it sort of as a poisoned chalice lol.
3D wise, now I am back freelancing expect to see new 3D art and videos once I am back on my feet and sorted out in my new place. In fact i do have rather a lot of good ideas. (...and maybe one or two for new apps.)
I have no idea how long it'll be until I have a decent internet connection, but thankfully I won't be completely out of touch as I do have rather nifty internet dongle. :) So I hope you enjoy the Halloween painting of Harry Houdini and its dedicated to my old escapology friend and teacher Norman Bigelow who is going through some very hard times on the health front the moment. (Stay strong old friend!)
Maybe I' even start hunting out my old escape gear for storage at some point ;)