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Imagon Dragons for Rolling Stone

FEBRUARY 19, 2015
I painted this band illustration of Imagine Dragons for Mark Maltais at Rolling Stone magazine this month. I used FW acrylic inks, watercolor pencil and digital nuance to create the image. Some fun!
Sketch: Trying for hierarchy, calligraphic brush work, chiaroscuro, triangular composition, good spacing and scale of the ovals and ellipses, foreground, middle ground, back ground, good abstract light shapes, good black ink composition and fiery energy.
Process: Calligraphic brush work, energy, and hierarchy of big black shapes to small black lines.
Final Art: Select light shapes, Rock concert lighting and garish, lurid, hellish color. Rock on!
Tear Sheet: Nothing like a good old fashioned, well designed tear sheet and the smell of ink on paper.
Topical: Portraits  Process  Songs