Wednesday, September 29, 2010

"Here comes your boyfriend..."


JAMES - Here's my newest art print. A bunch of bad-asses, about to get tough, climbing a fence, and obviously impressing one of the guys' girlfriend. Probably gonna beat up some dude who was hassling her. Or just making trouble, cuz that's what they do.

The print is now available in my store. It's a 5-color screen print, 25" x 19", with an edition of 50, signed and numbered. $25 each. www.jamesflames.com/store.html

original sketchbook drawing

The whole thing originated with a sketchbook drawing one morning. Woke up with the idea, and just knocked it out quickly. I played a little Thin Lizzy, and then forgot about it.


I came back to the image a couple weeks later, and decided to delve into it and expand on it a bit. Above is the revised sketch for the print - I changed the framing, added a dude who was jumping off the top, and changed the wording.

final ink drawing

The ink drawing was done about 8"x10", with a #2 brush on translucent Vellum. The fence was drawn separately, as was the sketchy white lines that I used on the print. And I changed the wording one last time. Everything was scanned into the computer and composed in Photoshop.

detail shot

My prints are usually a diverse array of bright colors, but I wanted to experiment with using one main color (blue) and playing with four tones of it, then using the white and the black to strengthen the whole thing.

5-color screenprint, 25"x19", on 110lb Smart White French paper, edition of 50, signed and numbered

Get yours now: www.jamesflames.com/store.html.
Lots of new prints coming up - stay tuned. Thanks for reading!

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