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.
So this is the first of what will be a semi-, somewhat, probably-not-at-all frequent series of blogposts showing work in progress. I will show various phases of the work, from initial sketches, to a bit of ink, roughing out ideas etc. The first post is the next installment of my Coen Brothers trilogy of paintings (following the already completed Lebowski painting). Got the rough pencil down and you can see some of the ink around the eyes. I usually start with the eyes because if you f- them up you might as well just start over. Maybe I will post another shot of this further along.
Been messing around with adding type and textures into my paintings. Adding in some of my design background.
Here is the original painting:
And Below is the painting with added textures and typography:
Which one do you like better? The raw painting or the one with added texture and type?
This is a bit of a departure for me stylistically. It is pen and ink for the rough linework. The shading and coloring is done in Illustrator and Photoshop. Cool mix of hand-done and computer illustration.