Up till now I have always been a traditional artist and shied away from using digital media, however I wanted to push myself out of my comfort and bought a Wacom tablet to experiment with on photoshop. I really enjoyed working with a new media and hope to develop my skills on photoshop to a more professional level.
For the past couple of weeks I’ve been looking into creating portraits through different medias. I find people and portraits in particular are a great influence in my illustrations, as I am interested in studying the way people look, act and think. Currently I get most of my inspiration from film stills.
In the Easter holidays I was commissioned to do an oil paint replica of a Todd White painting of my choice. I chose ‘Inside of You is that Side You’, however check out more of Todd White’s work on his blog, his paintings are awesome:
I made subtle changes with the colour and my own style is reflected within it, but I was pleased with the final results.
We had a badge making workshop, in order to have something to accompany our final zine, which should be finished by next week…fingers crossed!
Had a bit of fun on the photocopier making happy mistakes by taking this comic illustration of George Bush and moving it around the photocopier. After this I cut up some of the images and collaged them back together, as well as painting on top of them to turn a singular image into lots of different ones.
This was the original stencil I made on photoshop depicting Clint Eastwood ‘Dirty Harry style’ holding a gun with the words America scrawled across the side. My main intentions of this image was to highlight America’s liberal gun laws not only being exploited in the movies but in reality as well.
Once printed onto cardboard I hand cut the stencil (unfortunately losing the type as cardboard was a difficult medium to cut, however I think the message is still apparent) and spray painted the image onto different coloured papers. I then began to experiment with overlaying, freehand and cutting more of the stencil out. Here were the results: