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The Punisher by hever The Punisher by hever
I wanted to do a Punisher piece, but I wanted it to feel raw and messy and broken. I thought about painting, but I felt like my painting style is too refined. I needed to get my hands dirty with one, so I turned to pastels. Knowing I wanted texture to the piece, I did some research and discovered a product that i could apply to a panel to make it gritty enough for the pastels to take. Total game changer!
I took a bunch of my old shooting targets and collaged them together on a panel (Punisher art needs to be riddled with bullet holes and have traces of gunpowder in it!), gessoed over them and plastered areas for texture. I masked off the skull and set the background in spray paint and then worked up the skull in acrylics. And then it was all pastel drawing. I loved working on the texture and the juxtaposition between a delicate medium on a harsh surface. I'm super stoked about this piece and so happy with how it turned out!

Prints are available on my Etsy: etsy.me/1RVchnf
You can check out more of my pop culture art at my website: www.thirtyartsix.com/
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FadingCrow Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice traditional artwork! :clap:
Good job. :nod:
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dragons-and-castles Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic! I love it!
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Squiddikin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
this is absolutely amazing holy cow <3
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hever Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks super awesome.  I also agree that you've made a wise decision doing a "raw and messy and broken" style. I really like those textures. They fit perfectly.

That is a really good idea using your old shooting targets too! 
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hever Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!! It was a hell of a process too with everything looking like it wasn't going to work but then it all finally came together in the end. Truth be told, I haven't been this excited about a piece in a while. I absolutely loved doing it.
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. This one REALLY came together. It looks awesome!
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hever Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks again. I've found that people either love it or hate it...and that all depends on if you're familiar with the character.
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Robino Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Nice work, I like the color scheme you used. The composition is also very nice. That skull in the background is amazing (very detailed). Thumbs up!
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Mizae Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally agree with you that the rough look of this is essential and fantastic. I really love this work. the texture of the skull is amazing and I love your use of dark tones and colours :clap:
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hever Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! The whole thing was trying new stuff that I didn't think would work but then it actually worked out really well. It's usually the opposite. lol.
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