“The Joker” - Portrait Painting by Sam Spratt
The infamous Batman villain has been done to death. So when tumblr voted on him to be my next painting, I wanted to take the familiar subject and really try to do a fresh take on it. The result is a labor of love (24+ hours of painting) of Joker in a lesser seen perspective (from his eyes) doing the lesser seen action of reapplying his makeup. I had a lot of fun with the details—rendering everything from the cracked facepaint around skin creases, eye-reflection, fingerprint paint smudges and cracks on the mirror, cuts/scrapes from the shard cutting into the hand, etc. (Though based on the design of The Dark Knight Joker, it is not modelled after Heath Ledger in any way). For a close-up shot, go (HERE)
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