I saw an article on http://www.gomediazine.com/ about using bleach in a spray bottle and masking off parts of a shirt to make designs so I decided to do a little experiment. I used a crappy old brush and Clorox bleach on this ratty old Converse t-shirt to make this vintage looking Honest Abe. Kind of like a holiday present to myself since it's so unbelievably boring here in Sarasota with all of my friends M.I.A.
Very exciting news. Former President Bill Clinton is coming to Sarasota on 9/30 to give a lecture. My college sent out a call for entries for students interested in painting a portrait for Mr. Clinton. I was informed on 9/22 that I was the chosen one! Tomorrow is the big night so I've got to clean my self up. I had invested about 3 days into the portrait before I realized that everything was wrong with it so I scrapped it and started anew. Here is the finished second version.
I'd say it's about time for an update. Things have been really busy at school, much more so than I had expected, but that's a good thing. I'm currently working a rather epic project, 30 portraits in 30 days with a different medium for each one. They are, in order: Henry VII (red conte, vine charcoal), Louis CK (graphite, gouache), Lil' Wayne (coffee), Achilles (charcoal, halloween blood), and Frank Frazetta (watercolor, b/w ink)
I just attended a 3 day workshop with the incomparable Tony Ryder at the Long Island Academy of Fine Arts. I have been in awe of his work ever since I first saw it in 11th grade. I never thought I would get to meet some one that I had such a high regard, let alone get to study with him and have a couple laughs over lunch. Definitely one of the nicest guys I've ever met. He never shuts up while teaching, but that's a good thing because he is the master of humorous analogies. Anyways here's the portraits that I did over the last few days as well as Tony's demo at the bottom.