Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Let's Go On A Safari

I have had Safari hanging around in my studio for well over 15 years now.  It's time to rework and repurpose this piece.

A few close up shots before I start the reworking process...

I think it is high time for the next iteration of safari to begin to emerge.  The best way to do that is to just dive in and lay down some color.  As long as I hold onto the past, this piece has no future.

That's better!

I have no idea where I'm going to take Safari, but there's no turning back now.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Two-Part Harmony Vol. III

Nearly done with the second layer of imagery for Two-Part Harmony.  I just have a few more details to add in a couple of areas and I think the second layer will be complete.  Unlike many other pieces I work on in the studio -when I'm not really sure if I am done with the piece or if I will add more to it, I know for sure that I will be adding a third layer to this piece.

So with further adieu, here is the second layer in all of its 'glory'...

Two-Part Harmony before the final details are added on the second layer.

The 'final' details...

Ready for the haze layer.

If all goes well, the third layer will finish off this piece.

Until next time.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Elko Roadtrip Dialog

Back in January, I took a road trip out to Nevada to drop off some artwork.

One of the places I passed through was Elko, Nevada.

The roadside signs caught my attention, so I popped a quick picture for future sketchbook use.

At the time, I didn't know specifically what these things might ultimately become, but I did know for certain that if I didn't commit them to one of my notebooks/sketchbooks in short order, they would disappear and never manifest as anything.  The act of drawing/making helps to cement them in my mind.

Another re-drawing.

The beginnings of Elko Road Trip Dialog.

The first layer of line work includes part of the skyline from Elko, Nevada, and a bag of fries I bought from the bodega down the street from my studio.

Time to add some color so I can get a better sense of this layer.

Here's how things looked after my first color pass.

Now for some more color additions.

I have a few lines to add in a few places, but I think this gives you a pretty good sense of how things are rolling out.  Next time we look at this piece, I'll be underway with the second layer.