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Monday Morning Art: Zintar

We begin 2021 with your PopCulteer still playing around with thick and unstable old acrylics, this time on an ancient piece of canvas board. I decided to challenge myself with making something with a warmer palette than last week, but picking a mostly-gray mechanical subject.

In this case, I based this on Zintar, one of the Zeroid robot toys, beloved from my childhood. About sixteen years ago I lucked into a bargain price and got a near-complete set of decent grade Zeroids off of a collector who had upgraded his collection to minty-mint robots. Zintar was the one I had as a kid, and he’s been the subject of Monday Morning Art in PopCult before.

Here Zintar is again, this time in real-world paint. He has enough color on him to make it worth the trouble of opening extra tubes of paint.

Halfway through, I decided to do a blankish background, rather than set him in a scene of some sort. I decided not to change the lighting and reflections I’d started because I like the surreal edge it lends to the piece.

If you want to see it bigger, just click on the image.

Meanwhile, Monday at 9 AM on The AIR, we bring you two recent episodes of Radio Free Charleston that will lead you to a brand-new episode of Prognosis at 3 PM. This week Herman Linte brings us a mixtape episode featuring highlights of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon Immersion boxset.  Following the entire album, you’ll hear alternate mixes, live tracks and demos of the classic prog-rock highmark.

You can listen to The AIR at the website, or on the embedded radio player at the top of the right-hand column of this blog.

1 Comment

  1. Thomas Wheeler

    Very nice work, Rudy, and Zintar was the only one of the Zeroids I had as a kid. Wish I still had him.

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