Mortal Kanvas

It’s been a while since I posted any of Julia’s art, mostly because she is too busy with school, Krav Maga – her junior black belt test is coming up – dance, and drum practice to take some time to create amazing things. You may remember a while ago when Julia’s sensei sent the actor/martial artist who played Scorpion in the original Mortal Kombat film a drawing of his character. He sent Julia a bunch of swag afterward.

Julia finally watched the film in full – and watches it at every opportunity. She decided Johnny Cage – played by Linden Ashby – is her second favorite character, and she decided to paint a screenshot of Cage/Ashby standing in a forest before meeting Scorpion.

This is the screenshot she decided to paint… (Click the photo to embiggen.)

This is how it turned out…

The shadow on the left is the back of Scorpion’s head.

I’m obviously biased, but I think this is her best painting yet. The shadowing is very good, the scale isn’t too off, and the only thing which bothered her were Cage’s eyes. She couldn’t get them as perfect as she wanted.

Not bad for a 12-year old. I’m really very proud of her.

6 thoughts on “Mortal Kanvas

  1. As talented as she is, it’s hard to believe she is only 12. I hope you keep posting her art in the future. I certainly enjoy it.


  2. Paul – She does everything virtually freehand. Just uses a pencil to draw the shapes, and puts paint to canvas. She really has a lot of talent. At least in my opinion.

    Mike AKA Proof – She’s definitely my kid; the redhead comes from my side.

    Ronni – We’d like to get her into a local art school not far from my mother-in-law’s. It’s a high school, but there are a lot of kids there who get schooling in art, dance, etc. I think she’s great for her age, but if she had training by someone who knows the lay of the land, she could be an overall better creator.


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