He’s the gunslinger…cool….calm….his enlarged guns are about to be drawn by his lightning fast hands. The light is behind him, you cant see his eyes but you know he see’s you. He will not miss and you know it!
Being a great fan of author Stephan King’s stories, I was particularly fond of the Dark Tower series. I painted my gunslinger based on what I though Roland, the central character (in my opinion) of the story would look like. Over the years I have see so many other peoples idea’s of Roland on the net from art to film and I find the variations of this character fascinating. When exposed to this sort of description of a character, everyone has their own reality version of what he looks like. I think far wider than what we see as other characters like soldiers or policemen. Everyone has a Roland and because we can relate to him, the character entails physical parts and expressions of our own experiences . I think this is a sign of a brilliantly written character.
The paintings composition consists of a rear and exaggerated light source mostly to convince the viewer the character is immersed in it and therefore feel he’s hard to see. I assisted that effect with the use of opposing colours in areas effected by that light on the side of his hat, face and rear areas of his coat. I have also exaggerated the size of his guns and hands for eye focus, and touched gun to hand to gain the danger effect. I narrowed his hips and inflated his shoulders to create eye direction down through his arms to the guns. I felt it was important for my character remain detached and cold so I hid his eyes from view. You know they’re there and he’s looking directly at you. I have looked for ‘threatening and dangerous plays unassuming and competent’ in my character description.
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