LEGO Minifigure Helmet - Stormtrooper
6x6 Encaustic on panel, black floater frame.
This is a painting of a stormtrooper helmet from a LEGO minifigure. The white stylized skull is an iconic design. By removing any sign of the human underneath the armor, there’s no mistaking their dispassionate willingness to follow orders. The only thing keeping them from being truly terrifying, is their horrendous aim. They couldn't hit a womp rat if it was standing right next to them.
About my Star Wars Helmet Series
For these helmets of different LEGO minifigures, I was trying for low key paintings. In art, this means a limited value range, biased towards Mid-tones and darks. As these are the "bad guys" in the Star Wars universe, I thought a murky atmosphere would work well.
For a challenge, I might try these again someday, as hi key paintings. It might be fun to see how i can attack this subject matter with that intention, especially for darth vader's all black helmet. Stay tuned.
About my LEGO Minifigure Series
Building large scale LEGO sets seems to be extremely popular, during quarantine. I guess putting together complicated LEGOs is a great way to take your mind off a global pandemic. Oh, and murder hornets. And a contentious election with a divided country. And … pass me the red LEGO brick, please. :-/
Sometimes, LEGO’s are simply an escape when the sky is falling. And so is art.