add another one to my parody / homage series. Kai challenged me to illustrate something based off of a film, so I had to do some homework before jumping in. After much searching, I found an old “Alice in Wonderland” poster from 1951. The pallet and style looked easy to execute. It was those little details in the background that I struggled with the most. I put images of Laddie (my dog) and Lola Mayme (my grandmother) who have both passed away - as well as some flowers, a keyboard & guitar - just some images I hold close. It think it looks great now, but there were many drafts that came before this where I said, “I don’t think I could do this.” Just keep trying at it and you’ll get there. You wait and See.
wacom + ms paint / approx. 20-25 hours give or take. maybe more, because I struggled in the beginning. I lost track of time.
Kailaboration, September 2014 - Sky Zone, Van Nuys. Photos by Kai Sutton. Yesterday, the sky was ours.
"Welcome to the Theater of Magic!" This illustration was inspired by one of my favorite Pinball tables, Bally’s “Theater of Magic”. Your goal in the game is to complete a series magic tricks to become a master magician! It poses many challenges for a novice player like me, but it’s an awesome table to try, even just to look at.
Earlier in the week, I drew a rough draft in my sketchbook during a Jury Duty waiting period. I knew I was going to struggle with foreshortening, but I’m happy with how the image came out. The color scheme is minimal, less than what the table art has, but it works. I went back and referenced one of my older drawings to get the cloudy background going, that was neat! :) - fav.me/d4g0c9l
About 12-15 hours spent in MS Paint; so much time and detail went into shaping the hands! Add this to my parody/homage series.
ms paint - Magician, Prizm - on deviant art: http://fav.me/d7yv8jl
cool, now i can rest easy knowing that I did it. gotta catch up with the rest of my projects now.
Kailaboration, April 2014 - Reflect Sunset. Photography by Kai Sutton.
The detail on my face, that CAM is going HAM.