Before I start any painting, I usually did a "brainstorming", pretty much like a writer who is aboout to write a story. I had preliminary ideas about what a painting is going to look like in my imagination. I had the impression that captain Eo painting is going to be in this colorful, rainbow-like background. I then did a drawing or sketching to begin with.
It took me three days to complete this captain Eo painting, and the result actually is very much alike to what I had imagined: Michael Jackson, in captain Eo costume, with a soft, rainbow background. It had a transparent quality in the painting, which is quite unique. You might have seen this image in one of Michael Jackson prints or posters, but I added my personal touch to it, like any of my other Michael Jackson paintings I created.
I decide to explore my creativity in my next Michael Jackson painting. I am thinking of creating a drawing with more of the body in it, more than just a portrait of him. I want to create the "performing" mood in my painting. I'll write more about it in my next blog about Michael Jackson artworks I create.