Gary Oldman’s roll in the Professional (Leon) is hands down one of film’s best and most ruthless bad guys of all time. It was an easy choice for the Plywood Collective Villains show at SPiN Toronto.

I had a very short window to finish this one, 3 days’ time from start to finish. Leaving the stained birch wood taped off, I laid a light layer of light yellow and blood splatter. The rest is about 4 graphite pencils and elbow grease. One of my personal favourites.

30 x 40 inches

Acrylic, paint pen and graphite painting on birch wood painting by Bowman 2012