So awhile back, I was invited by Lana Crooks to participate in a show of custom Russian nesting dolls (you know, those little dolls that stack inside each other?) at the A.Okay Official gallery in Chicago. I was kind of at a loss to how to approach it since it’s a little outside my normal thing, but in the end I decided on a sequential theme as oppose to a collection theme. These are probably the smallest figures I’ve ever painted (starting at 5″ tall and ending at 1.5″) and also the first time I’ve used acrylics for anything other than underpainting since I was in school, so I was pretty happy that it actually even looked like anything in the end :P
Honestly, I’m really happy with how they came out. As is always the problem with dimensional work, these just aren’t the same in photos, but I’ll try:
And close-ups of each individual doll:
I'm a freelance illustrator working mainly in the F/SF genre. Most often I'm either painting book covers or gaming cards.