Red / Scrutiny

by Santiago

This ranks among my favorites. It's big, over 2" by 3". I actually didn't do the drawing on this one. I was searching for some board to do my next project on, and found an abandoned board with a rough sketch on it by some anonymous artist who had tossed it into the scrap heap. I tweaked it a bit, filled in the missing details, and painted over it, producing this. That's also the origin of the border and the soft edge, I feature I wouldn't have put in on my own.

The hair is actually done with a paint that contains soluble nickel as a pigment. Until the acrylic cures, it's actually reasonably toxic and can cause reproductive defects, particularly in men. I normally avoid anything that is not strictly non-toxic, but it was the exact color and translucency I wanted.



2237 people have viewed this page since 8 September 2002.

© Andrés Santiago Pérez-Bergquist, All rights reserved. The reproduction of this work, by any means electronic, physical, or otherwise, in whole or in part, except for the purposes of review or criticism, without the express written consent of the author, is strictly prohibited. All references to copyrighted and/or trademarked names and ideas held by other individuals and/or corporations should not be considered a challenge to said copyrights and trademarks.

If you wish to contact the author, you may do so at