Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Rock

As ive said before the freelance stuff thankfully has kept me pretty busy lately, but it leaves me with little time to paint stuff for myself. I had not really planned on doing this painting, but when saw The Rock was the subject for the monthly caricature contest on Wittigraphy.com, i had to try and make some time for it. I with no question love Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. I started watching professional wrestling right before the big boom in the late 90's and The Rock is the main reason i tuned in every week. Everything from the "roody poo candy ass" stuff to "layin the smackdown" to "know your role" all the way to the covering Elvis with "the smackdown hotel", i ate up all of it. To me the Rock is one of the greatest shit talkers of all time, and to this day, some 10 years after he left WWE, no one even comes close to him on the mic. Anyway with me being such a huge fan i of course had a great time painting this one. Though he's probably more well known for his acting roles these days, i wanted to focus on what first drew me to his character. The shades, the gold, the brahma bull tattoo and of course the "peoples eyebrow", are the essence of what the rock was back in those days and i had a blast painting every bit of it. Anyway its late and I'm turning in for some much needed rest. hope you all enjoy and i will be posting more stuff soon.



16 comments:

john said...

Brilliant

Toby_K said...

Amazing! Great work man:)

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duanetheartist said...

Great painting! Thanks for showing your progress! You are really a talented artist!

Attractive Art Community (Big Sam) said...

This is Great man! You knew your role! lol

Scott said...

Proportionally perfectomondo. Caricatured perfection. Anatomically amazing. Nice one!

koydan said...

Great painting!
Like an actor. Knows how to be funny and a real hero on the silver screen.

ARI said...

Wow, nice job. Love the details

gcastro3d said...

Great job. Any advice on how to get started learning to draw caricatures?

Thanks,
George

Pato Pagnucco said...

Wow man! AMAZING ILLUSTRATION!!! congratulations and go on!! :)

Adrian Lubbers said...

AWW MAn, you beat me too it. Love Dwayne.

Fantastic likeness "T"!! And the rendering is spectacular. Gotta step mine up now. LOL.

Lash LeRoux said...

Another great piece, T! Love it! Yeah, it’s been awhile since wrestling has produced anything other than cookie cutter stars. Thank God he dropped the “Flex Kanvana” shtick! LOL!

Marvin Lorenz said...

First comment here! Man that's awesome!! Check out my blog(http://marvinlorenzcaricatures.blogspot.com/)... started before some days! I'm 16 years old and from germany. Keep posting that good stuff:)
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Cosmin Podar said...

good job Torren my man. Nice paintings, stop by my blog when you have time just for a quick look.

Thomas Fluharty said...

Great Piece bro, LOVE it~T

The D said...

My only criticism, the tatto is on the wrong arm!