This is an oldie..I did this at the beginning of the semester. I first stained the paper with Thai coffee. yum. The concept comes from a lyrics from Swicthfoot, "Church of the dropouts the sinners,the failures and the fools, it's a beautiful letdown.." The message is, a church is (supposed to be) a place were all are welcome as they are, a place to be vulnerable without fear, a place to be honest. not a place to dress nice, act morally superior and like everything's ok.... So, every character is a metaphor/ analogy to a personality or stereotype I've encountered in the church. Some positive, some not so posi...:)
16x20" on the wrong side of fabrino 300 lb WC paper.
This piece is based off a sketchbook page. It could be better, lots of ways this could improve,
This is a sketch in my sketchbook, done from life at my cousins church. My friend Stanley Rayfield saw it and said "You should do a piece from this!"So I did, I kept the pastor as he was in my sketchbook, beedy eyes and all. Which is the biggest problem. He's the boldest shape and technically, isn't handled as well as any other part of the picture. I almost want to crop the whole piece at the pastors waist. AND, I did this piece on the wrong side of the paper....now I know, haha. I ended up muting the whole backround because it was just too complicated and distracting = I didn't handle it well at all, ahaha. The VALUES!! argh. Still missing that something that pulls it all together; that special sauce, the kind that makes a big mac, a big mac...
Some of the most enjoyable parts to paint-
Should I cut back on the self critiquing? or...Naw, whatever. Merry Christmas!