One of my drawing-to-dos has been to use the photos I take of my friends at concerts and art shows as source images for my drawings. When I founded the Los Angeles Word Salon (LAWS) a few months ago, I took the opportunity to use quick sketches/traces of my photos as the main aesthetic for LAWS promotion. Each week’s flyer features a lorna-eyed drawing based off the previous week’s photo evidence. I try and keep the flyers simple, black and white, with a pop of color. Initially I avoided color because that really increases the cost of printing. Then, I realized, I’m not even printing these suckers, so I can do whatever the hell I want. Moreover, it him that the drawings do not just have to be for flyers. Here are some versions of this week’s flyer art re-purposed and remixed as some lorna art that I’m pretty okay with. It’s a start!
Which is your favorite? I’m partial to the gray and purple ones. I like the empty space.
Here’s the flyer I ended up going with the for the show:
Obviously I’m spending a lot of time on this new endeavor, and that has cut into Lorna Alkana Art time. I think this crossover can work. I’ll need to find a way to throw in some clouds.
I did try out a lil art gif that turned into an AVI file because I’m a little rusty and need to relearn some of the tricks I taught myself a bit ago.
This video reveals the different layers I was working with, though not chronologically: