Lately I've been thinking about my next t-shirt design. Originally, I wanted to do a design similar to this but with three heads instead of two, each one a different color. Today I drew it out with only two heads to see what it would look like and I really like. It doesn't look much different than the three headed variety and it would be easier and less expensive to print. I would tweak this image a bit and draw it digitally before going into production but this might be shirt number 4.
I went over all 4 of these drawings today and whited-out any mistakes. I probably missed a few so I'm gonna over it again tomorrow. Besides that, they're done. They're gonna go in frames but I want to take some hi-res photos of them before framing them to make prints later. The original plan was to show these at my exhibit at the SJSU/Martin Luther King Library, which would have ran thru May and June but was canceled due to the Coronavirus. I'm hoping there's not a 2nd wave, now that things are reopening, so I can look for a place to hang my work for a future art show. Fingers crossed! I think I'm gonna try and knock out one more piece this size, if not more, while I stay SIP.
I think that's what I'm gonna call these things. They're an offshoot of Head Things but much simpler using basic shapes. There are more Shape Things to come. Does that sound weird?
The Chiefs might have of beat the Niners in the Super Bowl LIV but Sunday wasn't a total loss. I brought Baby Niner Jacket Face out of retirement and knocked out three doodles that I really-really like.
This is what I drew during my longer-than-usual dinner break at my event tonight. It's heavily inspired by the arcade & pinball games I played at Emporium in San Francisco before the gig.
I new I was going to have longer than usual downtime at my event tonight so I brought my sketch pad and drew while guests were having dinner in another room. Right after taking a picture, to share on the blog, I came up with some new ideas and drew them in.
I'm done with Head Thing 2 poster. I'm currently working on three other drawings but when I'm done with those I might start working the next Head Thing. The first Head Thing (top left) was going to be one of my original 3 t-shirt designs until I found out how much it would cost to print all those shirts so I went with my logo instead. Below are some sketches for possible future Head Things. I'm still looking for one to put on a shirt. All the cracks in Head Thing 2 are not going to work on a screen printed t-shirt.
I think I'm done with Head Thing 2. I might come back later if I think of a good background for it. The next project is to update these 3 old drawings, from an old art show that never happened, and ink them. They're the same size as Head Thing 2. Big. I originally drew them with 2" white borders but now I'm making them edge to edge, full bleed. They're all based off much smaller versions I drew back in 2014 & 2017
I used a Micron 03 and cleaned up some lines I made with a Copic brush marker. The details were so small that it's barely noticeable. It's just a little bit sharper now. Last night I printed a picture I took of the piece and tonight I sketched a possible background but I'm not really feeling the diagonal lines I drew on the photocopy. I'll try again tomorrow.
I added the details to the teeth and made some thin lines bolder. Next I gotta sharpen some lines and add more floaty things around the outside and maybe a background of sorts.
I think I'm done with the cracks. I still gotta work on the teeth then add more floaty things before it's done-done..
Now that I'm happy with my last draft I've started laying down the pencils on the actual piece. The final piece will be slightly different than the last draft and much bigger. The original plan was to just make prints but I'll probably make a t-shirt out of this which will require me to redraw it again and make some more tweaks. I can't wait to be done with this so I can start working on more pieces like this.
I've made some changes to this thing and I like they way it's looking. I also gave it a name, "Head Thing 2." The first Head Thing was one of the three designs I came up with before I printed my first Frankie Mcfly t-shirt. I printed my logo (1.0) instead and made Head Thing into a sticker. This sequel to Head Thing might end up being my next t-shirt design.
Here's a progress pic of the photocopy I've been sketching on. I cleaned up and inked some of the lines I drew yesterday.
I spent some time tonight working on this guy. Not the original piece but a photocopy I printed. The original has been living in a vinyl bag for over a month now. I don't want to ink any more of it until I have a good idea of how I want the final piece to look. I'll ink the photocopy and maybe try some other ideas before inking the original. It's looking closer to being finished and I like how it's coming along. I want to draw a few other pieces this size (18"x24") when I'm done with this one.
Remember that large drawing a started a few weeks ago? Of course not.
I started inking a large (18" x 24") drawing without a sketch and or solid idea of what it should look like at the end. Naturally I got stuck and let it sit for a few weeks (bottom pic) till I had time to sit, stare and think about the piece for a while. Today I took a picture & printed a copy (top pic) of what I had so far. I sketched some new lines with pencil and redrew some lines with a pen. I'm liking how it's coming along. I might make prints of this later if/when I finish.
Stay tuned for more wippity wip goodness...