Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Last week my sister Yanin called me up.
My brother-in-law and her perform in an improv. show called Soap Scum (improvisational soap opera). I have been training to fight in a bare knuckle Karate tournament for the last three months and have not been able to see the shows. However my fight has come and gone so I could afford to take some time from training to go and see their closing night. For the closing night my brothers character who has an obsession with cats reveals the full body tattoo he has to the rest of the characters.
My sister called me and asked me if I would paint my brothers body. I mean really how often does this situation present itself. I was all over it. So I sketched up some different cat stripe patterns and gave them the option of tiger, leopard or tabby cat. The strongest of the three I believe was the leopard and fortunately they agreed with me.
So here are the original conceptual sketches and a photo documentary of the process of painting Scott.
Thank you to Yanin and Scott as well as Soap Scum for the opportunity to do this.
Posted by James at 8:53 PM
This is the final piece including postage to the UK. This project was a wonderful opportunity to bypass my usual sketch, rough comp, and final. I still firmly believe in that process but there is something to be said for just taking some stock and a pencil and going nutz.
I like just letting things happen, it works... Sometimes.
Posted by James at 8:47 PM
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
This is a record of my process to produce a piece of art on an envelope for mailmeart.com. I had a lot of fun doing this starting out when I first sketched it while Beth and my Friend Colin put back four bottles of wine. I at the time was not drinking because I was training for a fight. It paid off because the drawing turned into something cool that kept me motivated to use my gouache paint that I paid sooo much for in College.
I Hope you enjoy the progression.
More artwork to come.
Posted by James at 5:41 PM