What I once knew as Hot Mess Vintage Boutique on Sunset Blvd. (across from Tarascos) has recently turned into a collaborative/creative space called the Stop in Spot. The building still features clothing and accessories from Hot Mess’ time capsule wardrobe, but now also includes an interactive apothecary (Eco Apothecary), a cafe for the serious coffee drinker, and a community gallery. The gallery/cafe in the back (with a patio and wifi), Cafeina Galeria, hosts grass roots arts events, showcases local talent, and books artists, teachers, and musicians to fill the space with ideas and friends.
This is an 11″x14″ digital drawing of Open-Mic Night a few weeks ago.
I’ll take you through the process:
The image below doesn’t have the contrast/brightness alterations that the image above has. I made these changes in an effort to separate the layers and add depth to the overall image.
The drawing below features the shapes, lines, and layers of the background of the drawing.
I suppose the shapes below are the background to the background…
And below are the fundamental shapes behind the people and plants of the final image.
I remember drawing this layer. Everything was so simple, then.
Below is a compilation of most of the line drawings. I used the smallest pen to draw the faces. The smaller the pen, the more realistic the shapes look when they’re put together (and viewed from far away).
And the original photo (which has some smart-phone photo-editing app mediating the hell out of it because it was so dark).
I like the very first, simple coloured layer, its simplicity is what makes it beautiful. I love seeing the progression from photograph to finished picture. Nominating you for an award: http://radioactiveyeball.wordpress.com/2013/02/08/very-inspiring-blogger-and-blog-of-the-year-awards/