This season I set out to do a Game of Thrones character portrait on every Sunday of the season. And what an amazing season it was! India ink paintings with a bit of digital post.
A four-part series of LP sized india ink portraits commemorating the infamous 27 club. Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and Jimi Hendrix.
Here is a new piece I did of the legend Leo Messi. It started with a rough india ink foundation
Then I added tons of textures and layers in Photoshop.
Work in progress
This is the first piece in a series I am doing on the "27 Club". All the paintings will be album cover sized and feature Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and Jim Morrison. This shows the first in the series (Hendrix) from pencil sketch to finished product. I think I need some more steps in there and each short doesn't align perfectly but you get the idea.
Getting pumped for the final group stage game! On to the next round!
A bit inadvertently I realized I had a nice series of some of my favorite hip hop artist, which have lyrics incorporated into the painting. Each pic above, shows the full piece and then some details where you can see the lyrics incorporated. Creates a nice feel. Who should I paint next in the series? Black Thought? Biggie? ODB?
Game Day! Lady Terps getting ready to take out the juggernaut UConn in the Final Four! In honor of Brenda Frese and the team...
Commissioned painting of two of my favorite girls!
Tribute to the legendary coach and legendary fist pump.
Finished up an old Johnny Cash painting that had been laying in my office for months. India Ink on Illustration board with a bit of Photoshop.
Creepy ass clown from American Horror Story. Watercolor on illustration board.
Two of my favorite people to paint, my daughters Kendall and Kylie.
Another Game of Thrones piece. This one had been laying around unfinished for a long time. Decided to resurrect it and finish it up. I was pleasantly surprised all the characters in this are still alive!
One of the greatest rappers ever. The lyrics to Hip Hop are handwritten and integrated into the painting with a portrait of the artist overlaid. Truly one of his best songs, from the legendary album, Black on Both Sides. India ink on illustration board. Gallery shows the piece in progress, from pencil sketch to final.
Done the O Brother piece in my Coen Brothers series. The process in this medium and this style moves pretty fast so it is hard to show each step along the way. I am thinking I will do another series of the work in progress. Just have to remember to snap photos along the way. Perhaps even a timelapse video, although that seem like a bit of work. Plus, I don't want to get ink on my camera! Which Coen brother movie should I do next? Fargo? Millers Crossing? Decisions, decisions
Update on the O Brother painting. Added in a bunch of ink, laying down the base layer. The next phase will probably be pretty close to the finished product. I will need to add in a bit of the deep black areas, figure out what to do in the background and throw in some ink splatters for good measure. I think I will keep it similar to the Big Lebowski piece, with some dark areas around the main figures but have it resolve to white along the edges.