California Screamin’ Down Under II

by Eddy on April 7, 2011

in girls,process,sketches,traditional

California Screamin poster
Now in it’s 2nd year California Screamin’ Down Under II at the Kustom Lane Gallery is a wonderful opportunity for Aussie artists to show off their stuff. The top three artworks are shipped off to rub shoulders with the best at the Screamin’ 6 Exhibition at Gasoline Gallery in California.

For my entry I wanted to try something different and inject a bit of story. Not sure where the inspiration came from but I have always loved the moody images from Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire” video. So I went for Daddy’s poor little rich girl taking a pit stop at her favorite gas station on the edge of town.

Below you can see how it progressed from thumbnails to colour sketch to canvas to gallery wall. If you are in the area don’t forget to check out the exhibition at Kustom Lane. Its runs until 17th April 2011.

Kustom Lane Gallery photo 03
Kustom Lane Gallery photo 01
Kustom Lane Gallery photo 02
pickup-final01Here’s the finished painting.
“The Pick Up” Acrylic on canvas. W400mm X H300mm. March 2011.

pickup-photo01Drawing transferred on canvas with a rough wash of Burnt Umber (Above).

pickup-sketch02My first digital colour sketch (Above).

My first thumbnails and rough sketches. All these were drawn with pencil and fine liner then I played around with the composition in Photoshop.

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