Boyyy let me tell you! So I finished inking and after waiting the agonizing hour I gave it to dry ran over to my scanner to find that my clever plan to tape two papers together to make it simple to scan would not work - my scanner was an inch short on all sides. DROVE TO MY FAVORITE LOCAL SHOP IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT to scan it there, I was so excited. Got the PDF files, set it up in Photoshop to color the line art and conked out. WAKE UP, IT'S TIME TO COLOR.
Color color color LAYERS like an ogre I tell you, more coloring! Cintiq display gettin' fuzzy - WHAT'S GOING ON NO no no, no technical difficulties, willed that biz away REAL quick (the power of denial, man, the next day the screen was clear)
DONE. Love it. Gorgeous. Maybe tweakage? Likely. Not now though, it's DONE!
So this is it, at least until I let it stew for a few weeks and see what I think by mid-March. CHANGES WILL BE MADE!
I like to make oil paintings because it's one of the most fun mediums I can think of, but I do lack polish. I really haven't worked with oils consistently since 2013, but enough excuses! I had fun with this.
This photo's not so good because the lighting wasn't great, but don't you worry - I'll be posting great photos of this piece to my blog in the coming months.
Watercolor and ink!
If you don't know, Labeouf, Rönkkö & Turner started a live stream in New York on Inauguration Day, inviting the public to say "He Will Not Divide Us" into the camera and microphone. In under a week, I had collected several screenshots of things I found interesting or funny, and I knew I had to draw what I saw.
People come to the camera for all kinds of reasons. Some people sing, some people stay silent, some people shout vulgar things, and some people say the five words at the center of the project. Through it all there is bad weather, wild costumes, possums, dogs, and lots of food delivery. Just seeing the ebb and flow of this segment of 36th street has been fascinating.