Monthly Archives: April 2014

Planet of the Apes Art Show

There are a couple of fun things to report. I am joining a group show in June, and possibly one in May! They are both being held at the same place, Creature Features in Burbank, CA (www.creaturefeatures.com). The show in June takes on the “Planet of the Apes” film franchise and features all manner of Planet of the Apes Art. It coincides with the release of the new film “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”. I have a couple of ideas for paintings, one of which will feature the makeup artists who were responsible for creating the groundbreaking look of the original series characters, as well as inspiring folks like me to pursue makeup as a career. Here are the first sketches. There will be more to come as I progress.

Painted sketch of Makeup Artist John Chambers

7 x 9. Oil and Acrylic on Masonite. © Mark Tavares

7 x 9. Oil and Acrylic on Masonite. © Mark Tavares

7 x 9. Oil and Acrylic on Masonite. © Mark Tavares

I did mention another show, didn’t I? Well, Creature Features is also doing a group show in May to coincide with the release of the brand new “Godzilla” film. Exciting stuff! I wasn’t aware of the show until recently. I was going to bypass it and put all my energy into the “Apes” project. However, a few ideas have popped into my brain for that show as well. Stay tuned! It’s going to be a busy couple of months!

Thanks for looking!

-Mark

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Daenerys and Elliot

“Game of Thrones” is BACK! YAHOOO!

Okay, confession time here. I have actually never seen an episode of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”. However, every friend I have ever had swears up and down that it is pure genius. One of those lovely friends has lent us the previous three seasons and at some point in the near future, we will join the cult. For now though, the premier of the 4th season inspired me to paint up a little something silly. In my scenario, The Walt Disney Company has acquired HBO and has implemented a plan to insert the studio’s stable of beloved characters into the cable net’s original programming. Since “GoT” has a lady in it who raises Dragons, I thought maybe this would happen… Daenerys and Elliot!

11 x 15. Oil and Acrylic on Watercolor Paper.

11 x 15. Oil and Acrylic on Watercolor Paper.

Sure, it’s silly, but just imagine the rides at Disneyland that would follow!

Thanks for looking!

-Mark

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Barack Obama wrapped in Red Tape

Hello again!

I am back with another portfolio piece to demonstrate my range beyond the Hollywood celebrity portrait. This is “Barack Obama wrapped in Red Tape”. It’s not a statement of any political belief or party affiliation. It is simply another type of image I might be called on to create for the cover of a Monthly News Magazine. As we are always approaching a new election cycle, it is good for me to show I can handle a Politician’s likeness.

Painting of President Barack Obama surrounded by Government Red Tape

15 x 20. Oil and Acrylic on Gessoed Illustration Board. © Mark Tavares

I hope you like it! Thanks for looking!!

-Mark

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