Here is a step by step from sketch to final art for a watercolor and pen & ink fantasy piece I did to be sold as fine art prints. Its called "Careful With That Axe Eugene", its my interpretation of an old Pink Floyd tune. At first I thought it was jinxed because the first line work attempt ripped when I was tearing it off the Arches watercolor paper block (thank goodness I was going to redo it anyway because I wasn't happy with the line work). Then when I was going through the process of round two, I wasn't "feelin' it yet", and I almost bailed on it but continued to plow through. I finally started to get into it when I hit the homestretch. Sometimes you get to close to the trees to see the forest...or is it the other way around?
I used a Noodlers and Pilot fountain pen with Noodlers ink on 140 lb Arches cold press watercolor paper to create this.
You can purchase a print here.
Click through the pics to see the progressions.
Check out this email campaign I am doing through Agency Access that is sent out to folks in the advertising industry. It is the first installment in a series I have in capturing the challenges art buyers face in a humorous way. I decided to use a fun B/W doodle illustration style which incorporates use of already existing color images I have done in my digital airbrush style.
I wanted to do something more than just show an existing illustration to attract work, I wanted to create something that is designed for this particular campaign and have art buyers relate to it.
I have included the ad in its entirety which includes the copy I had written for it.
Waddayathink? All comments and/or suggestions are welcome.