The lighting and color of Drive inspired me to try my hand at painting the shine of an intersection wiped across these faces. I decided to try it with this straight/hard edge sketching style I’ve been playing with. Not a whole lot of process to be shown on this.  I had an idea for what I wanted and, with the exception of some minor tweaks and value adjustments, this is what happened.  I’ll be painting this in greens and reds.

I intended to paint this in greens and reds. The green light at the intersection shining on the green interior of the car and the red light across from them shining on their faces.  However, after trying a number of color studies a decided to try and blue and purple interior and I knew it was right.

*update 2*

“What do you do?”
“I drive.”


“Anthem” Process

I’m working on a new painting that I’m calling “Anthem.”  The piece takes place during the national athem at a baseball game. I filled a page in my sketchbook of various ideas that I want to paint at some point, and this one stuck out enough to tackle first. I had a different version of this drawn up until the final sketch, but decided that the characters’ stature needed some tweaking.
I’ll do the color study this weekend.