Very nearly finished now! Could even be complete later today so this is a slightly pointless post. I am excited about my school exhibition at the assembly rooms where both AOAR final pieces and my truck will be displayed.
Thursday, 18 February 2010
Saturday, 13 February 2010
This is the second final piece of my realism project, after going off on a black and white tangent of various artists mainly inspired by Frank Miller I decided that my second final piece should also be black and white.
(The 3 images below are digital stages of development and were not drawn unlike the finished piece above)
I wanted to produce a typical 50's mobster image, unfortunately such a scene would be very hard to recreate and photograph.Instead I had to produce my scene digitaly, first I took a photograph of a 50's American car on which the image would be based.
After adjusting the photograph I then had to insert the character, I chose to use the illustration by Frank Miller I had previously studied as it fitted nicely into position in the car with a few small tweaks.
I then used the work of black and white NYC photographers to create a background scene, as I has adjusted all of these images to solid black on white they were fairly straight forward to piece together and create a finalized image from which my finished piece of work would be produced from.
Soon as I had this printed off it was down to producing a final piece, I made it identical in size to my first final piece (33 x 18 1/4 inches). I then had to choose my materials, I wanted to work on paper as it is a smooth surface and means I don't have to paint the white areas. I used fineliners to outline all of the shapes as it is far more controlled than a paintbrush in the hands of myself meaning that I could get precise edges leaving fine lines of white where necessary. Having lined the image out I had left myself with a giant paint by numbers, with only one number, black. I tried a few different paints before hand and found that Gouache paints were best suited as they matched the fine liner and produced a perfect smooth black finish as if printed.