Tank Girl/Ride to End AIDS

A little behind on posting, as the painting is just about done, but I have some time so here is the first of a few posts showing my progress.

After taking the original thumbnail and finding the right sized canvass I needed.  I did a bit more research, covered my walls in print outs of Tank Girl, the Gorillas, and mountain bikes.  I watched Tank Girl, and then Sucker Punch, just to get more of a solid concept.

Then I hit my sketch book and went nuts.  Stylistically Tank Girl is not really my standard style of art, so I struggled a bit and the sketches here are only two of the sketches I liked enough to move forward with.

Tank Girl, Ryan Berry

In this first sketch I decide on a few elements.  The World War 2 Machine gun, the smoking cigarette..

Tank Girl, Ryan Berry

Largely inspired by sucker punch I added a few more elements, mainly the Rice Hat, and the added Tank Girl flair of the band-aids.


New Painting

Some friends are involved with AIDS LifeCycle here in San Diego, and sent out a blast on Facebook to get as many of us involved as they could!  As part of the event there is a raffle that will be taking place on March 31st, so I offered my hands as a painter.

Being that my style is normally pretty dark, I decided I would try something a bit different but still stick inside my favorite genre: post-apocalyptic.  Here is the first glimpse of my Tank Girl inspired painting for the event:

Ride to end AIDS

I will be doing both a acrylic on canvass and digital painting for this piece, make sure to watch my blog to follow some step by step updates!