All the Kings horses and all the Kings men...
This is for an ESPN article about the unwritten code of toughness in the NFL and how the players, if they aren't rehabing they're bodies, then it's their reputation. I did the drawing the night I got back from the Illest of Ill at Ringling (which was amazing! update on that later though) and then inks and color, etc, the next night. Well, it so happened that I accidentally used water based ink, so as I put down the first stroke of my color wash........I freaked out. but that was just for a second, luckily, Leslie Herman was close by and said, "just keep going. No such thing as mistakes. Barron Storey that jam." so, I did( as in, I tried). kept the strokes downward and I thought the smearing ink looked cool. then for some reason I spray fixed it....why, I don't know, really, I have no reason..I hate spray fix anyway, So then I put some matte medium so the piece could actually accept some acrylic. and so it came along,then I marker transferred some half-tone dots that I xeroxed and blew up and shrunk down to different sizes. and that was it. a pretty successful piece from happy mistakes and trucking through the mess. AND I got to flex my Raphael Kolinsky brushes, which was a blast! (I got them at %70 off, they're freaking expensive! but wonderful, is this really neccesary? sorry!) It was much more enjoyable than the original plan I had in mind. thanks for reading, let me know what you think, waht I could do better. Preciate it,