Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Heath Ledger






This is probably the most serious of this series of six paintings, certainly the darkest. The decision to use the Joker as Ledger's alter-ego, his inner strife, was a natural choice considering all that has happened.

2 comments:

Missy said...

Cool.

Helen said...

Yes I can definitely outline the differences, even on here. I know what I mean when I say 'tone' but I'm not sure it will equate to your understanding...however to me, the tone seems tighter somehow, the shadow is more prominent and the lines of his jaw and cheek bones have greater emphasise (I think this is down to the fact that picture now seems to have more depth..the shadows have a qualitative substance to them). The joker also, seems more menacing somehow..it looks as if he steppeing out from the swelling shadows, as opposed to merely protruding. I'm very impressed. xxx