Thursday, September 30, 2010

Another Marker Portrait

Whats good!? Here's another marker portrait I finished last week - Wiz Khalifa is at it again! I choose to do another portrait of Wiz because he's well known for being inked up from the feet up and my last portrait of the Taylor Gang star didn't really capture that aspect. I came across a good reference photo and wanted to try and catch the visual texture of all the tattoos on his hands using only markers. I chose to abstract the bottom of the piece as well as the background - Wiz is always talking about being a star and having a ton of star tattoos so I think it's an appropriate touch. This piece is about 3 times as big as the last one, and this scale seemed to work much better considering the nature of the medium. Jets in the building! Song after the j-j-jump - Wiz over the classic Pharcyde beat (Runnin) which was produced by the legendary J-Dilla (rest in power).

Saturday, September 18, 2010

A flower for Leah

A quick piece for my girlfriend Leah!! Brownie points!! Everything was done with warm grey Prismacolour markers.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Marker Drawings

What's happenin'! Still waiting on photos from my last couple projects, so while we wait here's a pair of quick marker drawings I did this week...enjoy! The portrait is of Wiz Khalifa, a hiphop artist I've been up on lately, check for his video "Pittsburg Sound", one of the songs that blew him up, after the jump. I definitely prefer painting a portrait as opposed to doing it with markers, but they can save time and have some interesting characteristics as well. The bird logo is something I've been thinking about for a bit but is definitely not where I want it to be yet: I'm not happy with the palette yet and I still have some scale issues to work out within the lettering, so you might see a few reincarnations on here in the future.