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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Built in a Kilt art work

I was out of my element trying to create  a vector image for a new local company called "built in a kilt" I created in all In Photoshop, and then saved in the illustrator vector program with separate layers. (it has been over 20 years since I really have used Illustratir, and yes admit that I need to Lear more on how to color, please chime in if you can help) I can't wait to see the work on my clients van being printed and Laid out my my friend Mike from i will share more soon. Still working on Arnie the Christmas Pig children's book and only 6 more to go and will have finished by November, 5 Illustrations depicting Hell for a book. Mural project starting next week for a underwater scene of 12 family members as sea creatures in an elevator shaft.

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Mount Rushmoor part 2

I was asked to replace some of the presidents in mount rushmor, with Hilary Clinton and Jeb Bush. My client is using the art for t-shirts and website.

Boy behind the red door

Today I got a last minute job for  an e-book #Illustration in rough #sketch style and will share more soon! Here is project discription: 
  1. Elijah is the boy's name, inside a well used, old and decrepit library on a search for his missing grandparents. The librarian, Ms. Luci, is trying to prevent Elijah from entering a special room in the library that has a red, crimson eye catching color door. A chase begins when Elijah rips away from Ms. Luci. Elijah runs, opens the red door, runs through the red door and a bright light shines out of the door.
  2. We are keeping Elijah as a young, boy, 5-7, slightly short, slightly chubby, red freckle cheeks, orangish hair, godzilla t-shirt, innocent, inquisitive, not-wealthy, wearing green worn shorts, worn black high top shoes and little white socks showing going up above his ankles scrunched ... I guess almost like the catcher on the Sandlot movie ;)- Ha, just thought about that.
  3. Feel free to be creative and flexible with it, but we are just aiming at simple image with no background. Merely open red door with him almost through the red door, with merely his slight backside showing and a leg up in the air showing that he's on the run through the open red door.
  4. It's to be an image pasted onto the front cover, expandable and contractable for us to move around and place.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Wedding Caricature in Studio

I just can not seem to get a hang of the right technique to do the pen and ink and colored digitally for a Caricature Illustration commission. I start sketching in sketch book pro, take the rough drawing into Magna Studios for inking and then finally into photoshop for coloring. I do not mind the low budget type funded work but for some reason this week I had some difficulty trying to get it where I liked the Caricature in a speedy. It was done in a couple of hours, where as I could have done it in like 20 minutes traditionally, but I believe it would not look as clean as it is now. I think when I get the pen and ink work I am doing it traditionally and then scanning in for color, it just feels better! I also working on Golf T-shirts and shared a technique inking in Magna studios. What do you all think does it look clean and dynamic enough?

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Mens traveling t-shirt design

You I thought I would share an update on an issue I had with the layout of my my latest project. Well after some changes from my client this t #shirt #cartoon #caricature #sketch #illustration is finally done, I wish could add more colors and even more values. Still pleased with the outcome? Very hard to do when the reference was bad as some where!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Retirement Sergeant Pete

You It was a great honor to be asked by the Tampa Bay Poice department to do a Caricature painting of Pete that is going to work at Busch gardens in the security department. inside joke of the person under the truck, put his parents on a bill board, the hard part was fitting all the typed names all around the painting. I had it printed at Davidsons print and Framing in St Pete where I am going to pick up a print for my self!

Mark Henry Wrestler Caricature

Do you think I have a style that says Lars, as far as look of the painting technique is considered? By the way this is a Mark Henry the wrestler, and I thought the tight uniform was a good contrast artistically! I have not shared much as of late because I am working hard on try to wrap up my Arnie the Christmas pig children's book, 5 paintings on depicting Hell, gigs in between drawing Caricatures, my lead cool position in the early mornings from 5-1pm. I am not complaining but I needed to have an outlet where I can just paint for fun, and yes this was done in about Three hours and I looked back at it and asked my self "Do have a look that screams that is a LARSER ARTS style painting? By the way I wanted to exegerated his body and arms more than his face, people always think a caricature as to be done in the face!
The next images photo reference was found online on Google and was used only as reference Copyrights belong to Mark Henry