After moving to California I was pretty sure I was finished with the New York, Illustrated, blog. But last month, halfway through an illustration job, my client cancelled it. I really wanted to finish it just to have it done for myself, but I knew that would be a waste of time. Instead, I put my creative energy towards my last New York, Illustrated, blog entry.
This is a musician I would regularly see at the Union Square train station. I guess he saved up all his money to spend on his crown, because his guitar was looking pretty janky. Acrylic and oil on illustration board.
This time I decided to be good and do a color study in Photoshop, just to get all of the color decisions out of the way before I began painting.
Here’s my final sketch on illustration board:
I painted the background areas in acrylic since I wanted them to be pretty flat. After that was dry I painted in the rest in oils.