Out on newstands today! Here is my piece for this weeks LA Weekly.
From thumbnail to sketch.
From drawing to graphite tones.
I worked a little differently on this one, laying in all the tones in graphite rather than ink and then washing over with gouache and building it up from there. I have to say, I love the control and detail of graphite but the tones are not as smooth as with ink (duh). I think my ideal would be a mix of both.... next time....
As always a giant thank you to art directors Jason Jones and Darrick Rainey!
Lastly, thank you again everyone who came out to Sweet Streets 2! It was so nice to see familiar faces and I met some really lovely new ones like Jennifer, who's enthusiasm made my night. Here are a couple photos from the show:
(photos above by Bigwhitebazooka Photography)
Sunny Gu and I in front of my piece (left) and her piece (right):
Jennifer and I at the end of the night as people were leaving:
P.S. I may have used my own shirt as reference for the LA Weekly piece. Awkward.