Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Daniel...Daniel Johnston, Where Are You?


JAMES - the great Daniel Johnston is coming to Asheville. i was asked to do a poster, but with a quick turnaround. 11x17 color. so i kinda immersed myself in his songs and his drawings, and sketched out ALOT of poster ideas. they all had some cool parts to them, but none ever hit as a whole. this was the final idea i came up with, and i super happy with it. it has all the best elements from the previous ideas, yet it's the most simple and direct. actually, i'm pretty proud of this one.
i used Yellow acrylic; white, red and black inks; and one black and one red marker; on white Rives BFK paper. and a little photoshop to clean up the white thought-bubble (there was a situation with the white ink not making friend with the acrylic paint under it).

detail shot

4 comments:

Edwin Vazkez said...

Singing or just his artwork?

james flames said...

singing of course - it's at the orange peel. i would assume that nobody would hire one artist to illustrate a poster for another artist's show.

thomas pitilli said...

Cool.It totally gets his personality across. Love the way you incorporated the words into facial features. Your last two posters are like night and day...

H. Stewart said...

Love the poster! Especially the words making the features...