I painted this band illustration of Imagine Dragons for Mark Maltais at Rolling Stone magazine this month. I used FW acrylic inks, watercolor pencil and digital nuance to create the image. Some fun!
Sketch: Trying for hierarchy, calligraphic brush work, chiaroscuro, triangular composition, good spacing and scale of the ovals and ellipses, foreground, middle ground, back ground, good abstract light shapes, good black ink composition and fiery energy.
Process: Calligraphic brush work, energy, and hierarchy of big black shapes to small black lines.
Final Art: Select light shapes, Rock concert lighting and garish, lurid, hellish color. Rock on!
Tear Sheet: Nothing like a good old fashioned, well designed tear sheet and the smell of ink on paper.
This is the second illustration for the Country and Western song, El Paso, by Marty Robbins. The entire image is digital. I am drawing with my finger on Sketchbook Pro, using multiple layers, in black and white. Then, after uploading the images to Photoshop, I am coloring the images using various digital techniques.
El Paso No.1 "Out in the west Texas town of El Paso..."
This is the first drawing in a series of illustrations I am creating for the song, El Paso by Marty Robbins. This is not a REAL assignment, but rather a series I have decided to create for personal reasons. Everything here is drawn from my imagination, without using reference.
El Paso: Drawing Number 2,"I fell in love with a Mexican girl."