Saturday, April 20, 2013

Upcoming "Shifting Mayas" Art Show

For those in the LA area that love art and the artists that make it, I will have all three of my "8 Bit Legends" pieces, framed and for sale, in the "Shifting Mayas" art show next month (Fri/Sat May 10th-11th). It will be held at the Atwater Crossing restaurant and art space in the Los Feliz/Glendale area. It will be much more than a gallery show; there will be live performances and painting, appetizers, and the full dinner menu and bar of the restaurant will be available. I hope to see you there on Friday night (May 10th). Click here for the Facebook Event page, and check out the flyer below for more information:

Monday, April 15, 2013

300 Sketchbook: Top Chef finalists

Brooke Williamson, Sheldon Simeon, and Kristen Kish.

I'm posting this a lot later than I was hoping, but here are the latest trio of portraits from my "300 Heads" sketchbook. The theme was "the last three finalists of Bravo's Top Chef." From left to right are: Brooke WilliamsonSheldon Simeon, and Kristen Kish (who won).
The portraits were drawn first on paper (reproducing photographs from Chelsea SektnanStar Chefs, and Bravo), then scanned and corrected, then digitally painted over in Photoshop. The background colors were chosen based off the colors of competition ribbons.

WIP shots:

Raw drawing.
Adjusted lines in Photoshop with rotate/transform tools.
Overlay comparison between raw lines (blue) and final lines (black).
Final lines, post-adjustment.
Color flats.
As with all reproductions I do of photographs, I hold no copyright on that material. This is a non-commercial fan art piece.