Monday, June 30, 2008
Fun with pen and stencil!
So a little while ago I got an art book of a graph artist named Banksy. If I can say anything about it I would say that you all should check it out! Now I know some of you are not into the whole graffiti culture thing. But do me a favor and look at it anyway. The unique way of how he thinks of the enviroments and how he can apply his piece in them was simply amazing. Page after page I was very impressed to say the least. So much that I wanted to do a stencil piece for myself. So, coasting on the high that is Banksy's art, I did a couple of designs. For this one I grabbed an image of Lon Chaney from London After Midnight and did a little graphic interpretation. I did this in a three fold process. I started with the sketch. Then took tracing paper and inked over that. Then took another piece of tracing paper and layed in the gray tones over that. I tried to think of it much as I would with doing an actual stencil. I had a lot of fun playing around with the shapes.
But sadly, it will probably never make it up somewhere.
Well...not by me....