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.