Autopsy of “Cosmo Timeline” (25” x 11” / 2012)
Basic thick lines and solid colors were pretty much the only goals here.
The last picture on here, you will notice, has a completely different style and pallet. This was a test I did a while back as an FX style frame for a video project (notice the outlines are removed, the colors are blown out, and it has a more ‘neon’ look to it). I liked it in the context of a video but resorted back to the more solid lines and colors in the end.
The grid lines were hand-drawn and added at the end of the coloring process, since something wasn’t landing for me in regards to the plain yellow. More and more I’m digging adding some sort of environmental element to my stuff these days.
Autopsy of “Cattack” (24” x 24” / 2012)
This was to play more with color and variety than I had been in recent projects. Here I wanted several long lines that could provide long strands of color. The grid, helmet, and cat drawings were all on separate paper (for maximum detail for each piece) and then combined and colored digitally.
Was going for a kind of retro album or those 80’s Atari game boxes that commonly played with gradients and rainbows in their cover art.
“Flylight Express” (2012)
“Technical Support” (2012)
Autopsy of “Mr. Hands” (8”x30” / 2011)
This was a rotation study of my brother’s hand. He has all of his fingers, but for the purpose of what I wanted to try, I gave it a nice clean cut.
Since it was a sequence, I also went with a rainbow pallet.
Common question is “Why is the 6th hand is missing?” A very common question, indeed.
Autopsy of “On The Brain Grid” (11”x22” / 2011)
A lot of people called this Pope Child, though the thought going into this was not exactly that. I kind of drew it thinking it was a girl, too. So maybe that is why I never caught on.
I made these weird drawing of cats that were always centered in a grid of colorful lines when I was small. In retrospect, I think this is where I got this idea from.
Autopsy of “Rainbow Wars” (20”x40” / 2011)
Part 2 of 2
Here the initial colors are laid down to start working up from.
One thing I dislike about much of the digital mediums used for film, painting, etc is that they offer too many choices. It is easy to loose an idea when you have endless options for revision. I do not allow myself to re-paint stuff in digital. If I lay down a color, I then only let myself build up from there by layering. I apply semitransparent shades of the additional color until I find something I like, the way you would with physical paint.