Skull and Wing Bone Hybrid – Tan and Blue

Skull and bird wing bone hybrid against dark blue background. Surreal art by Joseph Westrupp.

Title: Halo Four.

Why did I think to put a halo around this guy’s head? Same reason as most of what I do in my art—experimentation.

And that’s hugely expedited by the digital medium and its key trick: the undo button. It has other benefits like no requirement for storing canvases etc, but it’s the undo button that makes the prospect of going back to painting entirely unappealing.

Not that you can’t experiment when painting of course, but it’s a lot more hassle. I used to have to keep painting more and more layers to do it, which requires time for drying in between (quite a lot of time for oils).

That wouldn’t be a problem for some people, but my process has always been one of testing and exploring—I practically never have a solid idea of the completed work ahead of time. Therefore, let me reiterate my love of digital media one more time.

This is the fourth of six color variations (numbers four, five, and six of which also having an alternative crop and line layout).

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