Gary Oldman’s roll in The Professional (Leon) is hands down one of the best and most ruthless bad guys of all time on film as we know it. 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 birchwood 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 and Col-Erase pencil painting on birchwood painting by Bowman 2012