Tuesday, July 6, 2010

'When I Die'

TOM - Over the last week, whenever I could find the time, I've been working on this new piece. As the day's get busier, I've been noticing that having some sort of personal project on the side really helps me unwind at the end, or sometimes the beginning of the day. James and I were recently discussing sketchbook practices and I was telling him how I haven't kept a sketchbook in months, sounds crazy, I know. But recently, I've been really enjoying simply grabbing a piece of paper and just drawing and erasing until something comes out of it. I feel like this allows my imagination to run wild, like a sketchbook would, but it also fulfils my desire to create a 'finished piece'. This particular drawing is an example of that. I'm sure I'll get back to sketch booking again, but for right now, this approach seems to be working so far.

Here is the black and white version. It took a long time to clean this up in Photoshop, the original has a ton of eraser marks and smudges! Anyway, I'm thinking about possibly making this into some sort of print, if you'd be interested in owning one, let me know.
Have a great day!


james flames said...

I like this alot - I see a continuation of some older themes, as well as what looks like a conclusion to your recent gallery pieces. Colors are spot on too.

I guess now I cans see more clearly what you were talking about in terms of not really keeping a sketchbook - however the work gets done....right?

Nice man!

thomas pitilli said...

Thanks man. Yeah, it sort of is a continuation from 'I Saw The Light'. The cowboy theme is something I've wanted to play with for a while, I think there might be more of that in the future.