Saturday, June 06, 2009

Summer Commission

It's been pretty quiet here on this blog, and I apologize for that. Comics and drawings are happening, trust me, but I guess they're just not ready enough for posting.

So, I thought I would go ahead and share what will be my big summer project. A good friend in Iowa City commissioned me to create a couple paintings some time ago, and I'm now finally able to do the finished artwork for the first one. He gave me nearly complete creative control, so I was able to make something that fit my aesthetic, but also appealed to his tastes. The drawing for the first painting is below:

The subject matter is actually reminiscent of some of my older relief prints, where I would do large scenes of characters in urban settings. In this case, the time period is a bit different (late 19th/early 20th century), and in a rare instance, all of the characters are human. The final painting will be watercolor at about 17" x 35." Like I said, a summer project. I'll post process photos as the painting develops.

3 comments:

Straight_UP said...

Good sense of depth, and I like how you have mini stories dotted all over the place, they all could be comics. My only critique would be the hand with snuff is in a very suggestive place. ;)

I look forward to the watercolor, keep up the great work.

Mike Sgier said...

Ooph!...thanks for catching that. It'll be an easy enough change, I think.

Art Fan Ako said...

Amazing. Look at all the details! Love to see the process, especially the watercolor end result.