LEGO Minifigure Helmet - Darth Vader
6x6 Encaustic on panel, black floater frame.
Darth Vader has to be one of the top five greatest villains of all time. His Nazi-shaped helmet, alien bug-like eyes, and his mechanical breathing, made him super scary. And who can forget that shocking twist in "The Empire Strikes Back", when Luke learns the answer to the age-old question: “Who’s your daddy?”
Do you remember where you were the first time it dawned on you that Leia had kissed her brother on the lips? What kind of sick family kisses on the lips? (Frankly, we all know a family like that, and we secretly judge them).
About my Star Wars LEGO Helmet Series
I feel like if health professionals would add an addendum to the mask mandate with the words "or a helmet", more people would comply. 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.