Monday, March 24, 2014

Of Mice and Men

This is a digital painting done for an Affectors exhibition called 'The Art of Storytelling'. Contributing artists had to choose a well known novel and bring it to life in their art. I chose John Steinbeck's classic, 'Of Mice and Men'.

Painted in Photoshop

7 Comments:

Blogger George Rand said...

Are there shades of Lon Chaney, Jr. in this Lennie? This is beautiful, man. Look at the size of him. The power and mystery there. I can’t imagine anyone—knowing the story or not—seeing this as a cover for the novel and not looking twice. Book covers a future market for you?

7:09 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks George!

It probably gives away too much of the story to work as a cover, but I'm glad to hear it evokes all the right emotions and reactions I intended.

The spirit and feel of Lon Chaney Jr. was definitely an influence on this Lennie but he wasn't used as reference.

8:56 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Oh, wow. So heart-wrenching. Captures the character perfectly.

2:33 PM  
Blogger Ryan Clark said...

Incredible Chris! I am new fan of your art who has just discovered your talent. Is there any place I can purchase ur art so I can frame and put in my house?

1:50 AM  
Blogger Ryan Clark said...

Incredible Chris! I am new fan of your art who has just discovered your talent. Is there any place I can purchase ur art so I can frame and put in my house?

2:18 AM  
Blogger Ryan Clark said...

Incredible Chris! I am new fan of your art who has just discovered your talent. Is there any place I can purchase ur art so I can frame and put in my house?

2:18 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks Ryan!

Not selling prints at the moment, but when I do I'll notify people on my social media pages.

8:51 AM  

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