Halloween is approaching and I couldn’t help noticing this piece. “The Pacifier” by Markus Stadlober is an utterly creepy and foreboding work of art. The lighting for this piece really sets the mood of impending terror. I love how moonlight spills into the darkened room, while a toppled lamp illuminates the predatory creature.
Markus Stadlober is a native of Austria. He strives to improve his craft and documents his efforts with an art blog. Through Space and Time with Brushstrokes provides updates for the current techniques he‘s studying. Increasing the quality of his paintings is a priority for Stadlober.
He often works on color studies to provide greater vividness to his projects. He’s recently focused on perspective and figure drawing. Reference guides he recommends include Figure Drawing For All It’s Worth by Andrew Loomis and Dynamic Figure Drawing by Burne Hogarth.
Studying anatomy is a current obsession for this artist. He is working to master facial expressions and hands. A Wacom tablet, Painter 11, and traditional art supplies are utilized by Mr. Stadlober. His favorite artists include Frank Frazetta, Luis Royo, and Boris Vallejo. Stadlober’s work has earned him daily deviations from deviantArt and anyone interested in his work should view his gallery.