Thursday, 10 February 2011

Doubting Thomas

Only a limited number of beards in the playmobil box.  Nice toga though.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Monday, 7 February 2011

David with the head of Goliath

Limited by the fact that playmobil characters do not have removable heads.  And although my daughter supports my artistic endeavours, that does not extend to any 'permanent customisation' of her playthings.  I think the head captures a certain essence of the original though.  Not instantly recognisable as a caravaggio self portrait but conveying some of the darkness and self loathing from his later period.

The Conversion of St Paul

An early work (of mine, not caravaggio).  I think I can do better.  But animals are fairly difficult to work with, and the cheap toys I've seen fit to give to my kids don't tend to have jointed limbs.  I knew there would be a price to pay in time for my tight-fisted present giving policy.