Finished work for the upcoming Big 400 gallery show here in Portland. The opening is Saturday December 14th, in downtown Portland. It's a great night to get out, view an amazing selection of local artists, and, maybe, go home with a piece of original artwork. Enjoy the work.
Featured here are two more finished pieces for this year's BIG 400, a group show here in Portland, Oregon. I've got five out of ten of the works done, and hope to be able to share more with you in the near future. These are both scans of the original artwork, which, in my opinion, represent the work better than some of the pictures I "share" on other social media sites.
Hope your day is going well. Here's a long necked gentle-bot, holding painfully still to provide a quiet place for our feathered friend to perch. Colored pencil on black Strathmore sketch paper. Enjoy the rest of your week.
I'm not sure how many times I've drawn some derivation of this image. Some funky little dude (kinda Calvin and Hobb's-ian, mixed with Looney Tunes, with just enough hip-hop sensibility) standing on a small chunk of land, isolated yet content. It's a bit redundant, but it's always fascinating to see how the essence of the image changes with each rendition. As life moves on, we change, and some times it becomes evident through the subtle ways a 'formulaic' image is recreated/reimagined. I may be telling the same story, but the narrative has shifted and the character has more genuine life than it did before. To me it shows more maturity in my style and my sense of design, but it also gives me a point of reference for the next time I draw my little guy on his own little island.