Monday, July 25, 2011

'AutoZone Park' - Part 2

Now the FUN stuff..... COLORING!!

The client wanted the piece toned down a bit, so I went with a more traditional palette... 

Next, I start adding more detail and enhancing the colors to see what will work.

Monday, July 18, 2011

'AutoZone Park'

Not to switch gears from the '80 MONROE' painting, but there is also a new piece for a client that would like a painting of  'AUTOZONE PARK' for their suite at Redbirds Stadium.

Below is the approved 'rough sketch' of how it will be laid out and a sense of colorings that I plan on using.  

So I get started laying it out on canvas with vine charcoal..... 
(Size:  80" x 48")

From this point, I like the layout so I outline everything in black.......

After I cleaned the lines up a bit, now it is time to start blocking in some of the primary colors to see how it flows.

More to come.....

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Blocking in Colors

After a layoff on this piece while I took care of other more pressing ones......  I finally started to block in some colors to see how it would layout.

Along with adding shadows to give it more depth, I wanted to give the piece more bulk so I darkened the lines on the buildings and windows.

Now I need the sky  entered so I can make sure that  )#1 The color yellow will work & )#2 That some of the directions of the shadows are good.